If you are a Jew and you have the internet, chances are you’ve heard of “My Unorthodox Life,” a Netflix docu-soap about Julia Haart, a formerly ultra-Orthodox Jew who lived with her family in Monsey, New York, who is now the CEO of Elite World Group, a modeling/fashion/media conglomerate. The show features Julia and her four children (Batsheva, Shlomo, Miriam and Aron) as they navigate Jewish observance, their zillionaire lifestyle, and life between Monsey and Manhattan. Read more
Let’s all take a moment to kvell over Jewish Olympian Jessica Fox who, in a nail-biting race Thursday afternoon, won a gold medal in canoe slalom at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Mazel tov, Jess! Read more
With audiences in 190 countries, the critically acclaimed show about undercover commandos and the war on terror is considered the strongest TV brand exported by Israel.
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It’s been seven decades since the New York Rangers had a star Jewish defenseman. This season they had the best defenseman in the National Hockey League, Jewish or otherwise. Read more
If you love Jewish TV, you already know Israeli superstar Shira Haas. After making a big splash in “Shtisel,” and then, “Unorthodox” — the 2020 miniseries about a young woman who leaves her Hasidic community in Brooklyn — Haas has taken on a new role: playing 17-year-old Vika in Ruthy Pribar’s new Israeli film “Asia,” which premiered in the U.S. last week. Read more
While we celebrate Jewish parents on the regular here at Kveller, this Sunday was an exciting opportunity for all of us to celebrate Jewish dads. Whether the day was spent leisurely at home, at fancy brunch, or celebrating with extended family, we hope it was joyous — or if it was more challenging — we see you, too. Read more
Eat Up the Borders and Sunflower Philly, organizers of the “Taste of Home” festival, kept Moshava from participating after being told about protests and threats of violence regarding the vendor’s involvement.
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