Chuckling toward a change

A conference seeks to use comedy as a social tool.

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December 11, 2014 17:33
Mika Almog

Mika Almog. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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From time to time, former president Shimon Peres asks his granddaughter, comedy writer and producer Mika Almog, for writing advice. On one occasion several months ago, he asked her to look over a document he had written instructing youth in the values that guide public service, titled “A Letter to a Young Friend.”

“I think the idea of speaking to young people is fantastic,” she told him. “But if you want them to listen, you have to speak their language.”

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