Virtual Conversation: ‘Unorthodox:’ Reality vs. fiction
Apr 26, 2020
12 am ET
This event was recorded and is available to subscribers of the Forward.
Watch the recording here!
Netflix’s “Unorthodox” has become a favorite to binge watch as we hunker down at home these days. The success of this Yiddish language show has raised many questions about its accurate portrayal of Hasidic life in Brooklyn. Join us for a conversation with Eli Rosen who plays Reb Yossele and the production’s Yiddish translator and consultant; Abby Stein, activist, “Becoming Eve” author, and former Hasidic Rabbi; Alexa Karolinski, creator and writer of “Unorthodox”; Chavie Weisberger, Director of Community Engagement at Footsteps; and Rukhl Schaechter, Editor of The Yiddish Forward about the reality of leaving Hasidic communities and how one woman’s story was adapted. This story has resonated with so many Jews and non-Jews alike — you won’t want to miss it!
This is part of our new series, “#ForwardFocus: Talks in Trying Times,” in which Jodi is moderating weekly talks with Jewish leaders working to build community through this crisis.
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