Oprah Visits Hasidic Jewish Families in Brooklyn


Oprah Winfrey sat down with two Jewish families last fall to learn more about the lifestyle and culture of the Hasidic Jews in Borough Park and Crown Heights Brooklyn. Her experience is going to be aired in a two part episode Sunday, February 12 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) and Monday, February 13 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Oprah’s website, is advertising the “First Look: America’s Hidden Culture, Part 1” as saying “For the first time ever, Oprah travels to Brooklyn, New York, to meet two Hasidic Jewish families, who lift the veil, revealing the secrets to their usually private and mysterious way of life.”


Not only should it be an interesting look into the religious belief of Judaism in a real life setting but you should expect Oprah to ask the questions that many Americans would like to ask but have never had the opportunity.

Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, or or an Atheist you have something to gain by watching this two-part series. I think it is important that we, as Americans, learn more about the people and the heritage that make up the collective society we live in. In the process it may allow you to look at your own beliefs about God and family while learning about the Hasidic Jewish community that lives in Brooklyn, New York.

You might also end up agreeing with Oprah. She stated in her interview with Rabbi Motti Seligson on Chabad.org that, “we are all more alike than we are different.”

The video interview can bee seen here. 

Adam Croan
Adam Croan is a student at Athens State University where he is studying Religion and Philosophy. He is employed full time at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama as a Metrology Technician III. Adam is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served 7 years of active duty deploying to Iraq for two tours. He is the single father of two daughters and enjoys spending time with them. His hobbies include cooking, writing, reading, poetry, tinkering with old cars, and pondering the philosophical questions that plague humanity.

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