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Binging Religion: Unorthodox

Does the series do a good job of representing Orthodox Jewish communities?

Binging Religion features panelists discussing the representations of religious communities in new Netflix series and films and the implications of these for understanding faith and belief.

On Thursday 23 April 2020, Dr Yaron Peleg and Alissa Symon discussed the hit series Unorthodox.

Dr Yaron Peleg is the Kennedy Leigh Reader in Modern Hebrew Studies at the Faculty in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge. He teaches courses relating to his research such as the history of modern Hebrew literature since the late eighteenth century to the present and the formation of Zionist culture in the first half of the twentieth century and its legacy beyond that time. His research interests include modern Hebrew literary history, Israeli cinema and Israeli culture more generally.

Alissa Symon joined the Woolf Institute as the executive director's Research Assistant in September 2019, following the successful completion of her MPhil degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her ongoing research focuses on the formation of Jewish and Palestinian transnational networks and their influence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She and her husband Rabbi Elazar Symon are Jewish chaplains for University Jewish Chaplaincy (Cambridge and East Anglia).

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