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

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(RNS) — 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 … Read more

As Catholics mull Communion for politicians, Jews should look again at abortion issue

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(RNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently voted to create guidelines that might bar President Joe Biden, because of his support for a woman’s choice to end a pregnancy, from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed in May to hear a contest to a Mississippi law banning … Read more