Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Mac'nCheese, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

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    I just read a fascinating book called UNORTHODOX by Deborah Feldman (bought it from Amazon). Its her life story - growing up in a Hasidic Jewish area in NYC until her "escape" from her life of opression. Scary that people still live like this. Reading how her family treated her and other women, I kept picturing them living decades ago but would then be jolted back to the truth - that she this happended within a decade and, obviously, still continues to today. Highly recommended to all.
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I'm not surprised, after reading about the Hasidic "ghetto" in Jerusalem.

    Even the police stay out.
     
  3. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Again fanatical religions beliefs leading to some members being treated as second class.
     

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