Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

Deborah Feldman, 2012

This memoir traces the author's upbringing in the Satmar Hasidic community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She describes the strict rules that governed every aspect of her life, including the denial of a traditional education and an arranged marriage at age 17. The author explores her early years growing from an inquisitive little girl into an independent-minded young woman.

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