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Unorthodox: My Scandalous Refection of My Hasidic Roots

Autor: Feldman, Deborah

Editorial: Simon and Schuster

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Unorthodox: My Scandalous Refection of My Hasidic Roots : In this arresting memoir about growing up in—and ultimately escaping from—a strict Hasidic community, Deborah Feldman reveals what life is like trapped within a religious sect that values silence and suffering over individual freedoms.

The Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism is as mysterious as it is intriguing to outsiders. Unorthodox sheds new light on this subculture through one woman’s harrowing tale of repression and self-discovery.

Raised in the cloistered world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim, Deborah Feldman struggled as a naturally curious child to make sense of and obey the rigid strictures that governed her daily life. From what she could read to whom she could speak with, virtually every aspect of her identity was tightly controlled. Married at age seventeen to a man she had only met for thirty minutes, and denied a traditional education—sexual or otherwise—she was unable to consummate the relationship for an entire year. Her resultant debilitating anxiety went undiagnosed and was exacerbated by the public shame of having failed to serve her husband. In exceptional prose, Feldman recalls how stolen moments reading about the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott helped her to see an alternative way of life—one she knew she had to seize when, at the age of nineteen, she gave birth to a son and realized that more than just her own future was at stake.

Unorthodox is a captivating odyssey through adversity and a groundbreaking look into Orthodox Jewish culture.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Sociales   Jewish Studies
Religión y Espiritualidad   Judaism
Biografía y Autobiografía   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9781439187005
ISBN 10:1439187002
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:254
Tamaño:9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00" h
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