Harold's friends and family are in the synagogue during his bar mitzvah, but he isn't present. He makes an appearance just when everyone is losing faith in him and reads from the Torah. Then traditional celebrations ensue.
Eddy, unaware of Rolf's customs, throws a fishball that Rolf made against a wall, which insults him. Eddy fails to recognize what he did to insult Rolf. When he tries to make up for it, he accidentally insults him further. To regain his honor, Rolf challenges Eddy to a duel.