Deborah Feldman

Deborah Feldman was raised in the Satmar Hasidic community in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. She attends Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City with her son.

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The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author.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...

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Deborah Feldman discusses her memoir UNORTHODOX

Trapped in an Orthodox Jewish world of which she felt she did not belong, Deborah Feldman offers a groundbreaking look at what it was like to walk away from a culture both highly intriguing, and deeply mysterious.

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