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How I Ended Up Speaking About Orthodox Jews Today On 77 WABC!

“The Bernie and Sid Show” – which describes itself as “the truth behind the BS” airs daily on 77WABC talk radio, but until yesterday, I had never heard of it. Apparently, yesterday morning they started talking about Orthodox Jews, and it was not the most flattering take on our community. Many observant Jewish listeners were […]

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To the OTD Community: I’m Sorry I Didn’t Understand Your Pain

When one person hurts another, even if she did so unintentionally, she should still apologize. That’s why I’ve decided to write this post. Because I didn’t understand the pain that some people who grew up Orthodox experienced until pretty recently, and not understanding made me not sensitive enough. During my proud secular Jewish childhood, I […]

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What We Should Do About Netflix’s “One of Us”

Years ago, as I was boarding a plane in Sydney, Australia (after a whirlwind speaking tour), I saw a very hasidic looking man sit next to a woman who was dressed in typical secular summer-wear, and I thought to myself this will never make the news. All the normal and positive things which come out of […]

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