How do you combine two very different identities in one person without causing too much inner tension? Is it possible? Today’s story is about one young Orthodox Jew who discovered the world of stand-up comedy and got his social anxiety under control. He shares his thoughts and feelings in this short film (the accompanying description is also an interesting read). Why does he enjoy stand-up? Because it’s so honest! But he also does not want to lose his religious identity. For now, it seems that the real him includes both (and probably more) these identities. Enjoy!
Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, I hope to share an insightful and thought-provoking article or video every weekend. I feel it is essential to care for our physical and mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.
keep exploring and storytelling!