Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Reality show producer wants to follow lives of former Orthodox jews

    New York's strictly Orthodox community could go under the microscope if a television producer succeeds in her plan for a reality show about their lives.

    However Noah Scheinmann, executive producer at No Regrets Entertainment, wants the series to focus on those members who opt out of the insular community.

    He has already attracted Pearlperry Reich and her boyfriend Shauli Grossman to the roster. Ms Reich, a mother of four, made waves earlier this year after going to the media with her decision to reject her Chasidic roots and her custody battle with her still-religious husband. The rabbi's daughters, who was pushed into an arrange marriage at the age of 18, has said she plans to pursue a career in acting and modelling.

    If a network agrees to broadcast "Shunned", Ms Reich and three others will get their star turns.

    She told the New York Post: "My main purpose is to create a positive Judaism. And it would be a really good opportunity for me to get my face out there."

    Luzer Twersky, who has been named as the third cast member, also had an arranged marriage as a teenager. Now working in fashion, he said: "A lot of things are new to me. I saw 'Star Wars' for the first time last year."

    If the series goes ahead, it is likely to cause dismay to the tight-knit Jewish population of New York. Earlier this year a tell-all memoir by former Orthodox Jew Deborah Feldman was heavily criticised as misleading and even fabricated.

World

Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months

Michael Daventry

Monday, September 25, 2017

Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months
World

Fox TV's awkward Kushner spelling mistake

Michael Moran

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fox TV's awkward Kushner spelling mistake
World

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss

Daniel Sugarman

Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss
World

Rabbi among Mexico quake victims

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, September 25, 2017

Rabbi among Mexico quake victims
World

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence

JC Reporter

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence
UK News

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

JC Reporter

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86
Food

Opinionated about dining

Sudi Piggott

Friday, August 11, 2017

Opinionated about dining
World

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris
World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!