Unorthodox : The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

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Author: Deborah Feldman

Publisher Simon & Schuster

Now a Netflix original series! Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author.As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to read. Yet in spite of her repressive upbringing, Deborah grew into an independent-minded young woman whose stolen moments reading about the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott helped her to...

Language

English


Pages

252


Published

February 14, 2012


Size

2.85 MB

Unorthodox : The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
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