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Jul 25, 2021, 8:44 AM
An average guy is transformed by inexplicable adventures
My life's been like Forrest Gump's. At every turn of the way something strange and unexpected has happened to me. Like the time I managed to weave my thousand dollar '59 Mercedes through a major Vermont highway while suddenly...
Jul 24, 2021, 11:11 PM
My Unorthodox Life From Netflix
Julia Haart, formerly known as Julia Hendler, is at the core of My Unorthodox Life, a new nine-part Netflix reality series. Haart, 50, is a success story, one of the founders and the co-owner of the Manhattan-based Elite World Group,...
Jul 24, 2021, 2:29 AM
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Response to My Unorthodox Life
Julia Haart, I was interested in watching your show and eager to hear all about your sheer tenacity, grit and creative accomplishments, fueled by your feminine energy. I wanted to be entertained by your audacious adventures and daring stories...
Jul 23, 2021, 8:18 AM
My ‘Orthodox’ Life
Dear Julia, Like too many before you, you have chosen to air your laundry to the public and as an American, I have no problem with that. But when much of what you say is not accurate, and you give...
Jul 22, 2021, 1:17 AM
“My Unorthodox Life” Was Aimed at the Charedi Community but it Challenges the Modern Orthodox Community
A lot has been written about the Netflix show, “My Unorthodox Life,” which debuted on Netflix last week. At the outset, I will point out that I did not watch the show and my perspective on the show is...
Todd L. Pittinsky
Jul 21, 2021, 5:25 PM
The real plotlines of ‘ex-Orthodox’ dramas
The entertainment industry has a sustained and growing fascination with discontents who (narrowly and often harrowingly) escape Orthodox Judaism so they can finally be “full people.” Some are wholesale fictional dramas, others are “based loosely” on memoirs, which themselves...
Jul 20, 2021, 11:17 PM
Judaism By Choice
Reading some of the angry responses to “My Unorthodox Life," I was questioning whether to join the cacophony of criticism. But without even getting into all the misrepresentations and negative portrayal of religious Jewish life, my biggest issue with...
Elaine Rosenberg Miller
Jul 20, 2021, 10:02 AM
Talia Leibov Hendler (a/k/a Julia Haart), the star of Netflix's "My Unorthodox Life" is an attractive, 50 year old quick-witted mother of four who claims she escaped an oppressive life in Monsey, NY and Cinderella-like, married the Prince (in her...
Jul 20, 2021, 9:44 AM
Julia Haart, we need to have some wine together, Kosher, of course!
I binged-watched the new Netflix series “My Unorthodox Life.” Julia, your family, your surroundings and your financial success are beautiful. May you always have mazal, bracha and simcha. I am not going to be like many influential social media bloggers that...
Meira E. Schneider-Atik
Jul 19, 2021, 6:31 PM
True stories deserve to be told
I have seen and heard many terrible and tragic stories of people who have faced problems in the Jewish community. For many of these people, the problems, combined with the dismissal of those problems, led them to leave Torah...