‘Everyone Can Be Superhuman’

Israel-born magician Asi Wind overcame dyslexia to become mentalist.

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While scientists have disproved the idea that we use only 10 percent of our brainpower, there is no question that we could do much more with the mental equipment that we have. Just ask the Israeli-born magician Asi Wind, who is presenting a new show, “Concert of the Mind: Exceeding Human Limits” through Oct. 30 at the Axis Theatre in the West Village (1 Sheridan Square; $49, www.axiscompany.org).

Asi Wind: “I want people to walk away inspired.”

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I have a disability (dyslexia) and could not really read or write until I was twelve. I remember vividly how people called me "stupid" and worse. I found my strength in my connection to G-d and the Jewish people. Over time, I learned to adapt and be strong. Judaism and the Jewish people (and my family) gave me that gift.

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
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