Deborah Feldman's story is fascinating.
How I Left My Ultra-Orthodox, Ultra-Repressed Hasidic Community
She grew up in the Satmar community, a sect of Hasidic Jews that formed two large settlements in Brooklyn and upstate New York. "...there were no secular newspapers, no radios, no television. Books, too, were forbidden..."
Every rule the Hasids come up with these days is about women. Men have w…
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