Alex Clare chose religion over career

Alex Clare…The 36-year-old, who turned to Orthodox Judaism in his 20s, maintained: “I really was focused on my career, but personal lifestyle choices, whatever they are, haven’t always necessarily been so tolerated. I’m not unique — historically this has been a running theme, not just for Jewish people but anyone who makes commitments elsewhere.”

He went on to explain that when he initially signed up with the record label he had explained the importance of his faith, “but they didn’t quite understand how serious the rules of keeping the Sabbath [resting from Friday sunset until Saturday sunset] are. And for some reason every piece of promo that came in was seeming to fall on a Friday night or Saturday morning, and I was turning down opportunity after opportunity.”

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