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'Unorthodox' wins prestigious Peabody Award


Israeli actress Shira Haas, playing Esty Shapiro in the award-winning series "Unorthodox." 

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - The highly acclaimed miniseries "Unorthodox," starring Israeli actress Shira Haas, won the prestigious Peabody Award on Tuesday in recognition of the most "compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and streaming media in 2020."

"Unorthodox" is an American-German production that first aired on Netflix in March 2020. The story revolves around a young Jewish woman, Esty Shapiro (Haas), living in an ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn, who flees her arranged marriage, escaping to Berlin, only to be pursued by her husband and his thuggish cousin on ord...

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