JERUSALEM — Citing jet lag, Paula Abdul has moved a bat mitzvah ceremony that she’d originally planned to hold at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, Israel’s Tourism Ministry said Tuesday.

The normally tireless TV personality came to Israel to connect to her Jewish roots and for her belated bat mitzvah, the coming-of-age ceremony girls typically have at age 12 or 13.

Abdul was planning to hold a high-profile ceremony at the Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, but instead had a private weekend affair in Safed.

Officiating Rabbi Eyal Riess of the Tzfat Kabbalah Center said Abdul wanted to escape the media circus for a more intimate ceremony.


— From news service reports

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