Apr 29, 2020
The Netflix series “Unorthodox” portrays the journey of Esty, a
young Satmar Chasidic woman who ultimately leaves her marriage and
her community to live a secular life in Berlin. Her marital life
with her husband, Yanky, and in particular, their dysfunctional
sexual relationship, is fraught with conflict and unhealthy
intervention of others. Moreover, Esty is seen as having little
autonomy over her body or entitlement to withhold sexual
We invited a panel of experts to discuss some of the topics raised by this series, including sexual autonomy and agency vs. obligation, vaginismus and unconsummated marriage and the state of sexual education in Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox communities.
Join Talli Rosenbaum and Rabbi Scott Kahn as they interview Sara Schapiro-Halberstam, Yehudis Fletcher, and Diana Melnick in this fascinating and important panel discussion.