Am I the only person who finds this incredibly annoying? I don't need this twit to explain to the world that my community (Modern Orthodoxy) is not rabbis and women forbidden from working. I don't need to explain it to anyone because no one who ever met me thought this was the case. Nor do I think that showing people who have status in the realm of popular culture says anything enlightening about my community or my religion.
It must be for internal use only, maybe to give young orthodox people some inspiration to stay on the derech.Josh
my understanding is like Josh, that it is for "internal use"
Internal Use? That's not the point of her "Jew in the city" PR channel.
JITC's mission statement: Unfortunately, most non-Orthodox Jews and non-Jews have a very negative perception of Orthodox Jews and Judaism. When they think of Orthodoxy, they think things like backwards, repressed, outdated, sexist, and anti-scientific. Scandals that reinforce these misconceptions hit the papers all too often. Popular movies, books, and TV shows repeat negative stereotypes about religious Jewish people and their lifestyles. (The hole in the sheet, anyone?)This is the battle that Jew in the City has been fighting since 2007. Through YouTube videos, blogs, Q&A's, and articles in traditional print media, Jew in the City (through its founder, Allison Josephs and a group of volunteers) publicizes the message that Orthodox Jews can be funny, approachable, educated, pro-women and open-minded—and that Orthodox Judaism links the Jewish people to a deep and beautiful heritage that is just as relevant today as it ever was.
Oh, I get it now. Orthodox hasbara. So now, I'm not looking at it from a new pov and wonder how effective it is and if these resources could otherwise be spent somewhere else like plain anti-prejudice education. Josh