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HaMoredet:The Scandalous Rejection of My Chasidic Roots
Author: Devorah Feldman
Price: $30.00 
Special Price: $28.00
ISBN 10: 11002570
Number of Pages: 304
Year Published: 2013


Description:
As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Devorah 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. It was stolen moments spent with the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott that helped her to imagine an alternative way of life. Trapped as a teenager in a sexually and emotionally dysfunctional marriage to a man she barely knew, the tension between Deborah’s desires and her responsibilities as a good Satmar girl grew more explosive until she gave birth at nineteen and realized that, for the sake of herself and her son, she had to escape.

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