Circumcise Me – The Comedy of Yisrael Campbell

Circumcise Me – The Comedy of Yisrael Campbell

Sunday, November 8th, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Family Friendly Evening at the Beth Tikvah Synagogue

“Is it hot in here or am I the only one dressed for Poland in the 17th century?” Yisrael Campbell looks more like a rabbi than a comedian, but don’t be fooled by the big black hat, frock coat and Hasidic side-curls. Born Chris Campbell, the son of an ex-nun and a Catholic schoolteacher, he converted to Judaism not once, but three times – Reform, Conservative and Orthodox. Circumcise Me questions the place and purpose of comedic entertainment, asking what it is okay to joke about and what should be off-limits. It is a hilarious, searching and moving story of one man’s quest for spiritual enlightenment.

You never will look at a Chanukah candle the same way again…

Event Details

Film Info

Year 2007
Country USA
Director David Blumenfeld & Matthew Kalman
Runtime 48 min
Language English
SourceSeventh Art Releasing
Genre ,

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