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In a scene from ‘s pilot episode, a self-centered law student named Ben laughs at Sarah F., when she admits she paints.
“I guess you don’t really have to worry about supporting yourself,” Ben says to a dismayed Sarah.
We’re #blessed with three Jewish guests this week: Leah Gottfried, Jessica Schechter, and Danny Hoffman, the team behind the popular web series , which depicts the dating drama of young modern-Orthodox Manhattanites.
They tell us about their worst dates, how they differ from their on-screen personas, and the relationship roadblocks specific to the observant community, like disagreement about making aliyah.
, a rabbinical student named David (actor Danny Hoffman, who also co-produces and writes episodes) goes on a blind date at Eighteen Restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where he accidentally sits down across from Sarah F., a free-spirited artist with whom he instantly connects, until he’s led to the “right” girl, also named Sarah J., a larger than life superficial-type character played perfectly by Gottfried, who is too caught up with ordering food to actually catch the nuances and humor of his excuses that led him to be late.
This situation leads to a not-so-typical romantic encounter with David and Sarah, who take short breaks from their respective dates to meet at the back of the restaurant, where they dream up mural ideas and finish each other’s sentences.
And of course the world-famous Discovery seminar is offered regularly in Jerusalem – com/dis/ For men over 35, check out Bircas Ha Torah – or Tsama Nafshi – yeshivattsamanafshi.com/.