Netflix Series Stirs Debate About the Lives of Ultra-Orthodox Women

In Monsey, N.Y., and elsewhere, the Netflix series “My Unorthodox Life” has fueled debate about how it depicts the lives of ultra-Orthodox women. The Muslim Times has the best collection to demystify and expose all organized religions

Source: New York Times

By Joseph Berger

The show, “My Unorthodox Life,” tracks the world of Julia Haart, who fled a religious community she found repressive. But some in the community she left say they feel misrepresented.

MONSEY, N.Y. — Even at the most liberal flanks of the ultra-Orthodox community here there are daily moments where women live quite differently from men.

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At synagogue, they must pray in segregated balconies or curtained-off sections. They are prohibited from becoming rabbis and are cautioned against wearing pants, singing solo in front of men or dancing in their presence, lest they distract the men from Torah values.

But do they go to college, have careers, watch television, enjoy their lives?

Yes, say women of the Yeshivish community in this suburban hamlet 30 miles north of Manhattan, some of whom are upset by how they are portrayed on Netflix’s popular reality series “My Unorthodox Life.”

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