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`Circumcise Me’ shows humor in Jewish conversions

By MICHAEL ASTOR Associated Press, etaiwannews.com

June 11, 2010 | 10:46 am

From etaiwannews.com:

With his long beard, side curls, black hat, coat and trousers trailing white tsitsit strings, Yisrael Campbell looks like any other Orthodox Jew.

Not bad, for someone who grew up a Roman Catholic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under the name of Chris.

Campbell’s embrace of a faith that prefers to turn converts away did not come cheaply, though, it required payment in blood, and not just from anywhere.

“Three circumcisions is not a religious covenant. It’s a fetish,” he jokes early on in his one man show “Circumcise Me,” at off-Broadway’s Bleeker Street Theater.

Read the full article at etaiwannews.com.

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