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Hollywood’s war on Judaism

A doctor walks up to a Chassidic Jewish teen lying in a hospital bed and tells him he needs a bone graft to save his leg. The teen and his father both worry that...
Israeli actress Shira Haas, playing Esty Shapiro in the award-winning series "Unorthodox." Credit: Netflix.

‘Unorthodox’ wins prestigious Peabody Award

The highly acclaimed miniseries “Unorthodox,” starring Israeli actress Shira Haas, won the prestigious Peabody Award on Tuesday in recognition of the most “compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and streaming media in 2020.” “Unorthodox”...
Julia Haart. Source: Instagram.

Netflix to premiere new docuseries about former ‘haredi’ fashion mogul

Netflix announced on Wednesday the premiere of a new documentary series about fashion entrepreneur Julia Haart, a former member of the ultra-Orthodox haredi community. “My Unorthodox Life” will focus on the personal and professional life of Haart,...
Israeli actress Shira Haas receives the prize for Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Ophir Awards ceremony, also known as the “Israeli Oscars,” in Ashdod on Sept. 6, 2018. Photo by Flash90.

Hopes for Emmy dashed, but ‘Unorthodox’ Israeli actress still makes history

Israelis woke up on Monday to the disappointing news that actress Shira Haas had not won a much-coveted Emmy Award, which would have been a first for an Israeli, but the star of Unorthodox nevertheless made...
A scene from the Netflix series “Unorthodox.” Source: Screenshot.

Israeli actress Shira Haas gets Emmy nod for ‘Unorthodox’ role

Israeli actress Shira Haas was nominated on Tuesday for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance in Netflix’s “Unorthodox.” The 25-year-old Haas won acclaim for her role as...