Anonymous asked: Do Chassidim usually go on birthright? If so, have you gone or were your community/family disapproving?
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A Golem to vanquish the hipsters!
Excellent article in The Forward about how modesty... →
maximilianofmexico asked: have you read the article "Escape From the Holy Shtetl" in NyMag ? (couldn't include the link...google it?) what's your opinion on it/ were your experiences anything like this woman from Kiryas Joel?
The Book Launch for Unorthodox will take place at... →
Anonymous asked: Hey! I understand you come from the more extremist community--Satmar. What is your attitude towards modern orthodox community? I'm secular but in my childhood I was exposed to Chabad, and shocked after coming to States from Israel that they were open and interacted with the broad secular community. In unrelated news, I think your story may be important-- but also hopefully mind opening, as...
Anonymous asked: Do you think you will ever marry again? and if you do, does he need to be Jewish? What kind of Judaism do you consider yourself now? Any more kids?
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Anonymous asked: Hi, Deborah! This is a random question, but one I've been meaning to ask someone. How does the Hasidic community educate and take care of children who have disabilities or special needs? What resources are available to them? Being outside the community, I certainly don't hear anything about these kinds of things, so whatever you can share would be great. Thanks!