Julia Haart, a Netflix actress, has disclosed that she nursed her brother.
The My Unorthodox Life actress is opening up about her upbringing in New York’s Orthodox Jewish society.
She quit the Haredi group in 2013, when she was 42 years old.
Julia, who has three children with her first husband, Yosef Hendler: Batsheva, 30, Shlomo, 27, Miriam, 23, and Aron, 15, acknowledged it was a’mindf***’ when her mother requested her to breastfeed her younger sibling Shlomo almost three decades ago.
Shlomo, now 29, was only a few months younger than Julia’s oldest daughter at the time.
‘My mother’s like “Oh, you’re already nursing your daughter, take this one too” — and so I ended up nursing my brother and my daughter.
‘Now that’s a mindf***.’
‘I don’t think he remembers,’ she added.
The Haredi community is an Orthodox Jewish sect that rejects contemporary principles and practises.
Wet nurses – ladies hired to breastfeed another woman’s kid, a practise that largely died out in the twentieth century – still existed in ‘her world,’ but she was a ‘time traveller,’ and people would need to be in a different period to ‘understand the society [she] used to live in.
The former Elite Model Management CEO admitted she had spent her ‘entire life’ questioning her beliefs, albeit ‘silently’, but the ‘beginning and end’ of her decision to walk away from the faith was when Miriam came out as bisexual.
She said: ‘No one could convince me that she was somehow flawed.
‘When she started questioning [the beliefs] that’s when I realised it’s not [only] me, it’s the system.’
Julia’s marriage to ‘sad man’ Yosef had been arranged for her, and though she hadn’t wanted to be with him, she joked her ‘lovely’ former spouse turned out to be much better than her second husband, Silvio Scaglia, who she filed for divorce from last December after two years of marriage.
She quipped: ‘The guy I was forced to marry is a much nicer one person than man I chose. Go figure that one out.’
My Unorthodox Life is available to stream on Netflix.
Source My Celebrity Life.