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Orthodox Jews in the Media

The hotly contested reality television series My Unorthodox Life debuted this week on Netflix and has inspired a cadre of criticism, backlash and responses that aim to educate its subject, formerly Orthodox Julia Haart, Netflix, viewers and the media at large that this is not a monolithic view of religious […]
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The hotly contested reality television series My Unorthodox Life debuted las week on Netflix and has inspired a cadre of criticism, backlash and responses that aim to educate its subject, formerly Orthodox Julia Haart, Netflix, viewers and the media at large that this is not a monolithic view of religious […]
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Maritza Rodríguez was a Colombian telenovela star, until she became Sarah Mintz, left her career and made aliyah with her Orthodox Jewish family. After converting from Catholicism to become a religious Jew, she got married to Emmy Award-winning television producer Joshua Mintz, had twin sons and moved to Miami before […]
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“You want to put a dead leg inside of me?” “A dead goyim leg. From anyone – an Arab, a woman.” This was the dialogue between a Hasidic son and his father on a recent episode of the NBC drama “Nurses,” in a scene where a religious Jewish character refuses […]
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In light of NBC’s recent pulling of the controversial episode after misrepresenting Orthodox Judaism in their show “Nurses,” as an author and screenwriter, I suggested to Jew and the City that they follow the trends that have been created for other minority groups, like the THE BECHDEL TEST. THE BECHDEL TEST names […]
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Super Bowl Sunday won’t be the same this year with the pandemic turning our annual football fiesta into quaint family affairs. But perhaps no one is more bummed out than Orthodox Jewish influencer and social media star, Meir Kay. “It’s our first year not doing it. It’s tough. 100% tough” […]
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