One Of Us…One Of Whom?

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We hosted a private screening of One of Us a couple of nights ago for Forward members. It was followed by a very lively discussion, with both negative and positive feedback. These ideas are my perspective and takeaways.    For many of us who’ve lived through the struggles of leaving the ultra-Orthodox world, One of […]

Forward Members Talk About My Name is Asher Lev


Last week, at the generous invitation of Ometz, we got to attend “My Name is Asher Lev”, a play depicting the struggles of a young hasidic man, who wants to be a painter. Based on the book by Chaim Potok, it is about balancing his own desires with the expectations of his parents and community.

We thought it would be interesting to get feedback from some of our members who had seen the play.