The Schmooze

America’s Next Top Modern Orthodox Jew

It’s all fun and games until Tyra Banks asks you to give up orthodoxy. Okay, that’s not really what happened on the first episode of this season’s “America’s Next Top Model,” but what did happen had the blogoshphere abuzz over an 18-year-old Modern Orthodox Jew competing on a show known for sexy photo shoots.

When host Banks asked Esther Petrack, who was born in Jerusalem and grew up near Boston, if she’d be able to follow the competition’s busy schedule given her faith, Petrack replied:

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America’s Next Top Modern Orthodox Jew

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