Friday 28 April 2023

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


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Jewish celebrity David Beckham to discuss his OCD in new documentary

As well as having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), David Beckham has said that one of the reasons he kept getting tattoos was because he was addicted to the pain.

Other famous Jewish OCD sufferers include -

Woody Allen, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, host Marc Summers, 

Singer Natalie Appleton, writer and actress Lena Dunham, and actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Others with OCD include -

 Kabbalah devotee Charlize Theron; Justin Timberlake, whose wife is part Jewish; 

And Leonard DiCaprio, who previously was involved with Jewish model Bar Rafaeli and is now linked to Jewish model Eden Polani.

According to the International OCD Foundation:

“OCD is opportunistic and often latches onto whatever is most important to someone, so it is no surprise that religious people with OCD often have religious OCD symptoms. Judaism has many behavioral rituals, requirements, customs, and proscriptions …”

David Beckham’s forthcoming Netflix series is directed and produced by Fisher Stevens and John Battsek.

Fisher Stevens describes himself as a "white Jewish kid from Chicago”.

John Battsek is the son of Micha Battsek, a godson of Albert Einstein.

Battsek attended Highgate School just outside Hampstead. He previously partnered on the film Fire in Babylon with Queen Camilla’s nephew Ben Elliot who acts as a trustee for the Eranda Rothschild Foundation; and Ben Goldsmith, who was married to the late Amschel Rothschild’s daughter, Kate Rothschild, and whose daughter died in a “tragic accident on the family farm”.
David Beckham: I consider myself to be Jewish:
“At least one of [David Beckham’s] children is enrolled in school at Stephen S. Wise Temple:
Brooklyn Beckham, Nicola Peltz marry in Jewish wedding:
Jewishness and OCD:


At 28 April 2023 at 21:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twitter ‘sought to censor Tucker Carlson after he published an op-ed stating Covid-19 jabs are dangerous for children’

“Carlson’s op-ed cited information that was, up until that point, publicly viewable on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website. However, after Carlson’s op-ed was published, that information disappeared from the site.

“[Files] released Thursday also reveal that Twitter executives held internal debates over how best to censor the content in Carlson’s op-ed …”

At 29 April 2023 at 02:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

David Beckham, as usual, promoting his own brand to make more money. He's no more religious than you or I, but if it makes him money by saying so, then he'll say so. He was promoting Qatar, just about as far from being Jewish as it's possible to be, to make money leading up to the 2022 World Cup.

At 29 April 2023 at 06:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

>> He's no more religious than you or I

Personally, I’m not so sure. The possible link between ritualised religious activity, etc, and OCD is very interesting.

It seems most unlikely Beckham could have risen to become a world-class sportsman without being unusually *precise* and *exacting* in his practicing of ‘rituals’ and habits around (for example):

mealtimes, diet (what to eat, what not to eat) and use of supplements; exercise type, schedule and duration; sleep routines (at what time, how, and for how long); use of prescribed meditation and mental-focus techniques at prescribed times and according to specific steps; etc etc

Somebody so ritual- and habit- focused (and who attaches great importance to same) would certainly have ***the necessary mindset*** to incorporate into his daily and weekly routine certain ritualistic, repetitive, religious incantations and practices.

That’s not to say Beckham definitely does this, or indeed that he doesn’t do this. Only that (I believe) David Beckham has the temperament and personality for such.

Of course, whether repeatedly engaging in prescribed and scheduled incantations/prayers, other rituals, scrupulous observation of holidays, sending one’s children to certain schools and having them marry certain people, etc, is really enough to constitute ‘being religious’ is another matter.

Some would argue that such ‘trappings’ of religion can be just that — traps — if they seem to dominate over (or even replace) mindful and moral behaviour toward other individuals and all of humankind as the object.

If one orients oneself toward making money for its own sake, increasing one’s fame for its own sake, increasing one’s social status for its own sake, then arguably no amount of ‘religious’ rituals and practices are merit worthy. Indeed, to (mis)use religion in this way is arguably not to use religion at all, but to engage in a kind of ANTI religion and ANTI religiousness… that merely ‘passes as’ religion and religiousness in certain lights.


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