Circumcise Me

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Circumcise Me
Produced by Matthew Kalman
Starring Yisrael Campbell
Release date
  • 2008 (2008)
Language English

Circumcise Me is a 2008 film about the American-born Israeli comedian Yisrael Campbell.[1]

It was produced by Matthew Kalman, foreign news correspondent in Jerusalem for USA Today, Canada's Globe & Mail and other newspapers, and David Blumenfeld, an Israel-based photographer who has photographed for Time, Newsweek and other publications.[1]

The film, originally screened under the title It's Not in Heaven: The Comedy of Yisrael Campbell,[2] is about a Catholic convert to Judaism who has become a stand-up comedy star in Israel. Campbell's routine riffs on the fact that he converted to Judaism three times, once Reform, once Conservative and once Orthodox.[3]

The Economist calls the film "hilarious and moving".[4]

The film has been screened in Toronto and Jerusalem, and was scheduled to be released in the United States autumn 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "JPost". Archived from the original on July 6, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Susan Walker (May 2, 2008). "A barrel of laughs with serious notes". Toronto Star. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jewish comedy not just a punchline", Michael Posner, Globe and Mail, May 2, 2008
  4. ^ "Belonging in Israel". The Economist. April 24, 2008. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 

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