Monday, February 23, 2015

Kosher Soul:TV Show About Judaism & Interfaith Marriage?

Just when you thought you have seen it all! A new reality television show is emerging which is seemingly very tongue in cheek concerning Judaism and interfaith-interracial marriage. I'm unsure as to how most orthodox Jews will appreciate the way Judaism is portrayed here. Overall it seems more of a comedy skit so I don't know if anyone would take any part of it all that seriously. Lifetime channel portrays the show as such: 

The adage says opposites attract…and in the case of Lifetime’s all-new docu-sitcom "Kosher Soul" (#KosherSoul), which follows the lives of Los Angeles stylist Miriam Sternoff, who is Jewish, and her fiancĂ©, southern and African-American comedian O’Neal McKnight, they do. Premiering Wednesday, February 25, at 10p ET/PT, divergent worlds will clash as Miriam and O’Neal’s friends and family prepare for the couple’s nuptials, including O’Neal’s conversion to Judaism and their future as husband and wife. Despite doubts and concerns from their loved ones, recently engaged Miriam and O’Neal are preparing to marry and begin their lives in a Jewish home. Madly in love, O’Neal is ready to prove his dedication to Miriam by converting to Judaism in order to be accepted by her mother, Nancy, who wants her future grandchildren to be raised Jewish. At the same time, Miriam is trying to blend O’Neal’s southern upbringing and traditions into her life. What results is a hilarious and touching peek into the love and affection between two soul mates whose deep and emotional connection overcomes cultural barriers. "Kosher Soul" is produced by Ish Entertainment and the executive producers are Michael Hirschorn ("The Approval Matrix"), Melissa Cooper ("Styled By June"), Wendy Roth ("Wife Swap") and Rasheed J. Daniel ("Blood, Sweat and Heels"). Lifetime’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Mariana Flynn are also executive producers. Twelve half-hour episodes of Kosher Soul have been ordered for this season.

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