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    DescriptionThe 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." The Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism is as mysterious as it is intriguing to outsiders. In this arresting memoir, Deborah Feldman reveals what life is like trapped within a religious tradition that values silence and suffering over individual freedoms. Deborah 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 empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott that helped her to imagine an alternative way of life. Trapped as a teenager in a sexually and emotionally dysfunctional marriage to a man she barely knew, the tension between Deborah's desires and her responsibilities as a good Satmar girl grew more explosive until she gave birth at nineteen and realized that, for the sake of herself and her son, she had to escape.

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    The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Deborah Feldman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781439187005
    ISBN 10: 1439187002

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ, HRLK2
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BIC subject category V2: HRJX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: REL040000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15430
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A13420500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000
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    DC22: 974.7/044092
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    LC classification: F128.9.J5 F525 2012
    DC23: 296.371
    Thema V1.0: QRJ, QRVK2
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
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    Publication date
    29 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Deborah Feldman was raised in the Hasidic community of Satmar in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. She attends Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City with her son.
    Review quote
    Feldman s evolution as well as her look inside a closed community make for fascinating reading her storyteller s sense and a keen eye for details give readers a you-are-there sense of what it is like to be different when everyone else is the same. "Booklist"