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The Nuanced Take On Monsey That “My Unorthodox Life” Got Wrong 

Julia Haart, star of Netflix’s My Unorthodox Life, became infamous in religious Jewish circles after she publicly badmouthed Monsey, the community she was raised in, on the show. The picture she painted was that of an ignorant, monolithic, extremist community. While numerous friends of hers have discredited many of the facts she presented, Haart obviously […]

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Meet Gelly Asovski: One of Monsey’s First Hasidic Therapists

While Hasidic Jews are often depicted in the media as being emotionally unstable, Gelly Asovski, one of the first Yiddish speaking Hasidic female therapists in Monsey, is trying to bring more mental healthiness to her community. Born and raised in Monsey – and raising her own family there as well – Asovski was not too […]

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The Lies Behind My Unorthodox Life Unfurl Further

The facts may indicate that Julia Haart represents model talent such as Helena Christensen, Iman and more, but the so-called “facts” about her personal life are starting to unravel, months after the release of her Netflix reality show My Unorthodox Life. The unfair picture she painted of life in her former community has her former […]

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This New Doctor is a Monsey Hasidic Mother of Ten

Alexandra Friedman is not a typical Monsey Hasidic mother of ten children, but she is one of a few who can now be proud to be called “Doctor.” With children ranging between 8-months-old and 21-years-old, she and her husband have collaborated on how to support her in her journey to the pediatrics residency she is […]

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