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9 Surprising Women Who Are (Or Were Raised) Orthodox Jewish


When you think of Jewish celebrities, there are actually a lot that instantly come to mind, like Adam Sandler, Mel Brooks, and Natalie Portman, to name a few. However, when it comes to famous Orthodox women, you might have trouble thinking of anyone. It seems that Orthodox Jewish women don’t get enough love in the media, so I wanted to make that happen.

Here’s a list of notable Orthodox women who are pursuing their passions and making a dent in the world. You may know some of these faces already:

1. Actress Natasha Lyonne.

She stars in “Orange Is the New Black,” and grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household in Great Neck, New York. Her family also lived in Israel for about a year and a half; after that, she attended the private Jewish Ramaz School in Manhattan.

2. Our very own “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik.

Of course, this one isn’t at all surprising if you’ve been reading Kveller, but it would be remiss of us not to include this superstar mom. She writes often about parenting, being vegan, and dressing modestly.

3. “Entourage” actress Emmanuelle Chriqui

She was raised in an Orthodox Jewish


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