Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

By: Feldman, Deborah

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Very light shelf wear. 2012 Trade Paperback. 254 pp. 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. 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.Keywords: BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY DEBORAH FELDMAN UNORTHODOX SCANDALOUS REJECTION OF MY HASIDIC ROOTS MEMOIR RELIGIOUS RELIGION JEW JEWISH

Title: Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

Author: Feldman, Deborah

Categories: Judaism, Religious, Biography,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2012

ISBN Number: 1439187010

ISBN Number 13: 9781439187012

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2201247