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- The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
- By: Deborah Feldman
- Narrated by: Rachel Botchan, Cassandra Campbell
- Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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 imagine an alternative way of life among the skyscrapers of Manhattan.
Debra Feldman's true life story
- By TruTru on 23-04-2020
A very good book
I would highly recommend book.. Having watched the series, there is little the same in the book. However as a book it’s very interesting and total eye opener to a world that we would otherwise know nothing about.. it really shows the brain washing and the oppressive nature towards women and children. I wonder how this has been allowed to carry on.
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