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Kathy

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  • Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Deborah Feldman
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    In this captivating memoir, Deborah Feldman takes listeners on an eye-opening journey into Orthodox Jewish culture. Raised in the suffocating world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim, Feldman was told what to read and who she was allowed to talk to. Married off at 17, she suffered from anxiety and was shamed by an inability to please her older husband. But after giving birth to a son at age 19, Feldman realized it was time to tear up her roots and make her own path in life.

    Ella says: "A one-sided glimpse into a secretive world"
    "I could barely tear myself away!"
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    I know that a lot of people have been upset by what is written in this book, but I could not put it down! deborah speaks boldly of her experiences in the community and i can offer her nothing but praise. She uplifts and inspires! I am not jewish, but i left mu fundamentalist religious community in my early 20's. I totally related to her struggle. I could not put this book down!

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful

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