Anti-Semitic profiling seems out of control, and the film feeds into stereotypes, allowing its audience to demonize a stratum of Judaism.
Is the Holocaust indeed the driving force of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities such as mine?
Exiters from Haredi Judaism don’t simply or completely jettison the attitudes of their upbringing regarding liberal Judaism.
The documentary ‘One of Us’ does nothing constructive. The cameras being thrust into our faces as Orthodox Jews only creates more prejudice.
I, too, once believed in the moral righteousness of saving children from their own parents, to ensure they do not fall prey to the secular world.
A Williamsburg Hasid explains what the film got right — and what it got wrong.
“The vast majority of Hasidic Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust, partly because they refused to blend in,” Heidi Ewing claimed.