Netflix’s ‘My Unorthodox Life’ is an exposé that fails to explain some basic facts

The latest triumph in bashing Orthodox Jewish observance is here, in the form of the hyper-hyped Netflix reality miniseries “My Unorthodox Life.” The show, which debuted this week, presents a once-observant Orthodox Jewish woman, Julia Haart, who bravely stood up for her disbeliefs, left her life in an “ultra-Orthodox” (ugh: Please call us haredim) community in upstate New York to become a happy and successful CEO of a modeling agency. We see Haart gently and wisely guiding her children in their own life pursuits while dressing like one of her runway-striding charges. Fashion triumphs over fundamentalism. What could be more inspiring?

Netflix’s ‘My Unorthodox Life’ is an exposé that fails to explain some basic facts

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