A new book came out yesterday, called Unorthodox, The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots. It’s a memoir from Deborah Feldman, a young woman who grew up in a religious Hasidic Jewish community in New York. I haven’t read it, but it sounds interesting, and a little frightening that someone in the US could grow up in such a repressive atmosphere. Of course, that’s what religious freedom is about, isn’t it? The right of a group to be repressive, if that’s what they believe is right… Sorry, I digress.
The link below tells you a little bit more about the author and about the book. It looks very interesting, and I’m going to try to find it at the library. When I read it, I’ll review it, but with the way I don’t tend to read new books, that could be a year or two from now.