Oprah Winfrey

Reunion Of Survivors Featured On New Oprah Network Show

Two women reconnected, after 73 years, with help from some Chicago-area middle schoolers.

12/28/2012
Jewish Week Book Critic

There are no happy endings to the Holocaust, but this story comes close.

Holocaust survivors Edith Schumer and Gerda Frumkin surprise the Naperville students who helped to reunite them. OWN Network

Oprah Goes Orthodox (Sort Of)

01/31/2012
Associate Editor

Not since Melanie Griffith donned a sheitel to play an undercover cop in the 1992 film “A Stranger Among Us,” has an A-list celebrity (not counting Matisyahu) brought an entourage a film crew into chasidic Brooklyn.

But in a two-part series beginning Feb. 12, talk show diva Oprah Winfrey’s new TV program brings viewers to Crown Heights and Borough Park, where chasidic families she interviews, according to the “Oprah’s Next Chapter” website, “lift the veil, revealing the secrets to their usually private and mysterious way of life.”

Oprah learns about chasidic culture.
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