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Unorthodox Review 2020 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Stars: Shira Haas, Amit Rahav, Jeff Wilbusch
The deeply moving true story of Esty, a young woman who never felt like she fit in with her extremely structured Jewish Orthodox community in New York City. Viewed as an “orphan” by her immediate family, Esty is very close with her maternal Grandmother, who seems to be her only true friend after being abandoned by her birth mother, who “shamed” the family by marrying outside of her faith.
The story begins at different points, swinging back and forth from the recent past, where a “Matchmaker” arranged for Esty’s marriage to the similarly awkward son of a jeweler, to the present, where Esty flees to Berlin, Germany with virtually only the clothes on her body. For the first time, Esty experiences a world of progress’, progressive ideas, and progressive ways of life. A group of young musicians enter Esty’s life and change everything. – Will an abandoned husband and the angry extended family accept Esty’s “unorthodox” life choices? Not without a fight!
As a native to Berlin, this story is deeply touching my heart. I see in Esty’s story elements of my own family history, and the history of this world. It gives me hope that we will do more than “never forget”, but continue to grow as decent human beings, to get ever closer to the potentials of humanity, living peacefully to enjoy the one life we have, and to contribute to the joy of others. There is so much more that unites us than sets us apart. As a television drama series, “Unorthodox” is among the finest I’ve been privileged to see.