Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Escape From the Holy Shtetl

A fascinating story from the current issue of New York magazine: a young woman who married a Satmar, an arranged marriage, and had a child with him, dropped out of the Satmar world in Kiryas Joel, and had her daughter taken from her.

The self-righteousness of fanatics came through, and it is scary. The author is a New York Jew, writes about his growing up (he's 60) as he discusses this 23-year-old woman's plight, and makes a readable article.

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