Leaving the Hasidic World

Leaving the Hasidic World

The articles in this special section:


by Malka Schwartz

An immigrant to the wider world adjusts her compass

“Yearning to Breathe Free”

by Hella Winston

Behind women’s masks of perfection ("My kids are wonderful. My life is happy. Feminists are wrong.") having to keep even tiny transgressions (like reading books in English, or flirting in a bar) from the eyes of the neighbors.

Seeking a Way Out

by Lynn Davidman

Some Hasidic men, despite no newspapers or T.V., learn to question. Escape routes for women follow a different path.