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Oprah Seen in Crown Heights

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was spotted in Crown Heights Wednesday, visiting two chassidic families for a TV show. Full Story

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# 43-
October 31, 2011 9:34 pm

I’m not getting what you are trying to say. Her accepted name is Oprah, so that’s Harpo backwards, right? So, Orpah doesn’t fit into the picture, right? So, what is it you are trying to say? Get a clue about what? Is it sarcasm you are trying to communicate? Just wondering.

Tracht gut vet zein gut
October 29, 2011 9:24 pm

Let’s be optimistic, that these interviews will diminish prejudices and lots of non observant Jews will get inspired. Hatzlacha!!

Yeah.I guess that's why she named her production company HARPO Productions,-db
October 29, 2011 12:41 pm

because she was named after Orpah. Get a clue.

Hope it's a BIG Kiddush Hashem
October 28, 2011 12:48 pm

WOW!!! Wish she came to visit me! 🙂

To # 27
October 28, 2011 1:59 am

Seriously?!! Do u live in a box???

to 37
October 27, 2011 10:39 pm

opra is a celeberty who has tv shows and has hundrreds of listeners around he world she is fsmous for hher keen intrest and judiasm and our chassidic culture

bas Noach
October 27, 2011 3:41 pm

It’s parshas Noach this week. I hope the people she visited told her about the sheva mitzvos bnei Noach. If she wants a successful show, she should focus on strenthening the sheva mitzvos.

TO #18 AND #20
October 27, 2011 2:52 pm

I MET HER IN MY FLOWER SHOP IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME …I AM SORRY FOR YOU. HER HAIRDRESSER , IVORY,WAS ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY FLOWER SHOP. i am telling the truth,whether you believe it or not I don’t really care.If she is lying for some reason(habitual or pathological),that is not my problem.Hillary Clinton told me personally that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary,the first man to scale Mt.Everest. Only she was born six years before he accomplished that feat!!! True. Believe it or not.
David Benveniste,Tsfat.

October 27, 2011 1:32 pm
October 27, 2011 12:28 pm

The mikvah tour was given by Mrs. Schaffer.

we're proud of you
October 27, 2011 9:33 am

Go shlucha, Chaya T.!!!!!

October 27, 2011 8:19 am

Not a biblical hero.
Five giant sons, with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, (Goliath was her son) – all killed by Ruth’s grandchild..

October 27, 2011 5:33 am

about twenty years ago as I was slowing merging into a reilgious life, I was having problems with my family accepting this change….I wrote OPRAH asking her to do a show on the topic….I guess this is as close as it gets!

October 27, 2011 2:55 am

NUMBER 27 – it is sad when Lubavitch shows their ignorance on line – (Ruth’s mother in law). What’s worse – until you came along no one corrected it…because no one knew?

True we don’t read it on Shavuos – but (a) you ought to know your Tenach and there’s plenty of reference in the Gemoroh and (b) we do say it in Tikun Lail

ch resident
October 26, 2011 11:50 pm

I hear Chabad. org arranged for her to come and found a suitable place/house for her to hang out in

to #25
October 26, 2011 11:15 pm

You made my day!!!

If that’s a true story then I hope it makes it on TV! What Lubavitch Chutzpah (in an awesome way). And how awesome is it that you’re PROUD of it!

October 26, 2011 10:27 pm

Kudos to Motti Seligson of Chabad.org! I hear he was very instrumental in the process. Kol Hakavod.

October 26, 2011 10:12 pm

F and C-

her sister

To # 18
October 26, 2011 10:03 pm

Orpah was NOT Ruth’s mother in law!!! it was her sister in law! Ruth’s mother in law was Naomi! Come on people!

in kensington!!!
October 26, 2011 9:58 pm

i hear she was at the ginsberg in kensington/boro park for the whole day the ginsbergs are the most aweeeesomest shluchim in the whole world!!!!!! huge kiddush lubavitch!

she was at my house
October 26, 2011 9:11 pm

She asked me were I got my kapul. I said u mean kipa? She said I should send her one. I said if u send me a pair of shoes. My mother dident like that

Here in Crown Heights
October 26, 2011 9:07 pm

Oprah was not only in Boro Park, she spent the afternoon with the Abrahamson Family here in Crown Heights.

#18 is correct
October 26, 2011 8:57 pm

about the name..

she never came down kingston
October 26, 2011 8:38 pm

she was suppose to do a thing on the hat shop and Sachos Kapotas – just the filmining crew went in not her

no 2 .so right
October 26, 2011 8:35 pm

You are so right that the interviews get so edited that they come out totally misconstrued. After the Crown Heights riots we were interviewed in our home by a journalist who once lived in Crown Heights. We tried to impress upon her the fear we felt during the riots. She sent us a copy of the finished product. Her main point was anti Jewish . How when she lived here as a child the Jews discriminated against her and how she sees this discrimination until today. She totally did not judge the rioters or killers of Yankel Rosenbaum but it… Read more »

#12 "DB Tsfat"
October 26, 2011 8:31 pm

DB says: “Her father named her after Harpo Marx.Oprah is Harpo backwards. She told me she never forgave him.” “DB” STOP making up bubbe mahysis! YOUR STORY IS A BOLD FACED LIE. In Oprah’s OWN words: “Oprah Winfrey: I was born, as I said, in rural Mississippi in 1954. I was born at home. There were not a lot of educated people around and my name had been chosen from the Bible. My Aunt Ida had chosen the name, but nobody really knew how to spell it, so it went down as “Orpah” on my birth certificate, but people didn’t… Read more »

October 26, 2011 8:29 pm

How does she or her investigatory team make the decision who to visit?

To #12
October 26, 2011 8:25 pm

Her mother named her after Orpah, the mother in law of Ruth. On her birth certificate she misspelled the name, and she wrote Oprah.

" she visited boro park"...
October 26, 2011 8:19 pm

I wonder if she visited the kletskys

October 26, 2011 7:46 pm

oh ya opra! show the world what kinda ppl chi town (chicago) has got!!!!!

she is an amazing person
October 26, 2011 7:46 pm

she interviewed a family in kensington this afternoon. Also an amazing family. I hope it makes a big kiddush hashem.

October 26, 2011 6:42 pm

BUT I CANT TELL!!! but ill tel u they are amzing people

October 26, 2011 6:33 pm

the people interviewed are shluchim!

Her father named her after Harpo Marx.Oprah is Harpo backwards.
October 26, 2011 6:27 pm

She told me she never forgave him. She was a friend a long time ago in SF.,along with Stedman. Way before she went ”big,” you should excuse the expression.
DB ,Tsfat

its up to u what u choose to focus on
October 26, 2011 6:07 pm

opera is a very respectful person and always sees the light and good in ppl. give her a chance! i always enjoy watching her interview ppl with different racial backgrounds and is alwasy found to be respectful and polite…thats why she is so popular who cares what other media stations say there will always be someone negative and always someone positev- u can choose to focus on… the possitive or negative!

October 26, 2011 5:41 pm

I hope the families and women spoke well

this can be a major kiddush hashem to the millions of people who watch her!!!

yshar koach to those who were involved organizing it. its a shlichus

October 26, 2011 5:41 pm

so cool seeing celebrities inspired by the Jewish Communities! It is an honor to see her in Crown Heights 🙂

did she visit any stores on Kingston?
October 26, 2011 5:25 pm

did she visit Apple Drugs, or Nash World or even Empire Grocery or any unique kopota store?

October 26, 2011 5:23 pm

Did she make the mandatory stop at Chanina’s house?

October 26, 2011 5:18 pm

Thats really awsome!!!!!

October 26, 2011 5:11 pm


October 26, 2011 5:07 pm

who cares?

she is the reason obama is in office
October 26, 2011 5:04 pm

should tell you about her views

uh oh
October 26, 2011 4:43 pm

I hate it when they interview frum people for TV shows. Inevitably it always gets chopped and edited to make yidden look bad. When the interview is going on it looks like such a kidduch hashem will go on but it is never the case. Yidden are portrayed as a bunch of crazies. You’ll see.

October 26, 2011 4:42 pm

whoes house did she go to??