Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round-Up 6/17

  Netflix Readies Animated ‘Spy Kids,’ ‘Llama Llama’ Series Orthodox Jewish All Star Saul Blinkoff is directing a new kids’ program based on the beloved books. Stay tuned for it coming soon on Netflix!   Enough With the Gefilte Fish. I’ll Have Sushi. A fun exploration into how and when sushi became such a booming […]

Hasidic Jews Watch “Fiddler on the Roof” For the First Time

See what happens when real Hasidic Jews watch scenes from “Fiddler on the Roof” for the first time. Our cast includes Abe Karpen, a Hasidic actor who starred along side Natalie Portman in “New York, I Love You.” L’chaim!

Behind the scenes: Hasidim Watch ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ For First Time

Why did we film “Hasidic Jews Watching Select Scenes from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ for the First Time?” STAY TUNED for the video – coming soon!

The Catholic Italian Ventriloquist Who Loves Hasidic Jews

John Pizzi is one of the hottest rising stars in the entertainment industry and has appeared on America’s Got Talent as well as comedy clubs all over the U.S. where he opens for celebrities like Joy Behar and Weird Al. Besides being a sought-after ventriloquist and magician, John is a good friend to the Orthodox […]

Chesed From A Chasid: A Lesson in Kindness From Satmar Chasidim

    Sometimes, life comes full circle in the most unexpected ways. The circle in this story began almost thirty years ago at Mt. Sinai hospital in the city where my father was training to become a doctor. While there, my father – a very secular Jew – treated many Satmar Chasidim. He couldn’t stand […]

Hollywood Hasidim

Although I haven’t seen the recently released, New York, I Love You, I have a pretty good guess as to what it’ll be like – well, the Hasidic part, at least: over-the-top, misinformed, melodramatic, and generally inaccurate. How can I be so sure? Because that’s how Hasidim are always portrayed in Hollywood: Fiddler on the Roof, Yentl, A […]

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