I have absolutely no intention of watching the new Netflix series My Unorthodox Life.
As an Orthodox rabbi myself, I’m fully aware of the shortcomings of my community. And while it’s fine to point out our flaws, at least represent them honestly and balance them against all our merits.
So, if you absolutely must, go ahead and watch the show. But whatever Julia Haart has to say, make sure you listen to the other side of the story. Perhaps you’ll agree with me that, rather than nursing our grievances, we serve ourselves and others better when we look for ways to come together in pursuit of noble values and lofty ideals.