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Jul 19, 2021, 5:54 PM
My Unorthodox Life is the story of one woman, not a community
In My Unorthodox Life (Netflix) we see a fascinating woman, who felt trapped in the Orthodox Jewish community, “kick ass” (as her daughter puts it) in the secular world of fashion, and feeling liberated to express herself and her sexuality. Needless to say that many...
Apr 21, 2020, 11:24 AM
‘Unorthodox’ overlooked the humanity of my old Satmar community
The recent Netflix show “Unorthodox” has brought my former community, Satmar, into the limelight. The show is about a young woman feeling trapped in that ultra-Orthodox, Hasidic community and making her way out. It is not about the community, but about one woman’s journey, and...
Sep 5, 2017, 11:48 AM
Between Arafat and Rabin, Ramallah and Tel Aviv
I spent the last two weeks in the geographical area of Israel/Palestine learning about its history, culture and politics. In trying to understand the regional events of the last century, I visited two institutions – the Yitzchak Rabin Centre in Tel Aviv and the the...
Jul 11, 2017, 5:33 PM
Modern Orthodoxy must sever all ties to Charedim
Like many Jewish News readers, I’ve followed the drama surrounding Rabbi Joseph Dweck and the S&P community. But unlike many of you, I’m neither shocked or outraged by what I read. Nor do I think the criticism of Rabbi Dweck for is position on Judaism...
Izzy Posen is graduating with a Masters in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Bristol. He researches charedi languages.