If you haven’t had the chance, I highly recommend watching the popular Israeli series Shtisela dramatic depiction of the daily life of an Orthodox Jewish family in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem.
Watching Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem go through their daily family dramas, from sibling rivalries to frustrated parents who nevertheless spoil their children in the alien world of Haredi dating and dating, it all makes for great television.
The most engaging part of the show is seeing how ultra-Orthodox Jews deal with the same issues that touch all of our lives, our deepest desires and fears, love, intimacy, betrayal, commitment and infidelity, to name a few. We laugh and cry realizing how truly no different we are from our ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbors except in one crucial respect – they have a biblical heritage and traditions dating back thousands of years which, like a compass , guide them through the intricacies of daily life.
My wife and I are rewatching the show and I wanted to share with you just one scene that can help us all see…
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