Thursday, March 20, 2014
Zak Ebrahim: I am Not My Father
Ebrahim recounted his path to that rejection. A turning point for him was discovering that a friend he'd made at a conference was Jewish. It was a revelation to him that a Jew could be a nice person. And ironically, he said that a Jewish media person like Jon Stewart was actually a father figure to him because he gained perspective from watching his show.
His declaration "I am not my father" will ring in my ears for a long time. Ebrahim touched everyone in the room and earned a rousing standing ovation for this talk