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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 moreBatsheva Haart thinks ‘My Unorthodox Life’ critics are missing something

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“Asia” starring Shira Haas premieres in the US

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 moreBen Stiller honors his Jewish father on Twitter for Father’s Day

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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