Unorthodox

Unorthodox is the 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.

Unorthodox

Unorthodox

Now a Netflix original series! Unorthodox is the 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. Yet in spite of her repressive upbringing, Deborah grew into an independent-minded young woman whose stolen moments reading about the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott helped her to imagine an alternative way of life among the skyscrapers of Manhattan. 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, regardless of the obstacles, she would have to forge a path—for herself and her son—to happiness and freedom. Remarkable and fascinating, this “sensitive and memorable coming-of-age story” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) is one you won’t be able to put down.

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Unorthodox
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Deborah Feldman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Now a Netflix original series! Unorthodox is the 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
An Unorthodox Match
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Naomi Ragen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-24 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

An Unorthodox Match is a powerful and moving novel of faith, love, and acceptance, from author Naomi Ragen, the international bestselling author of The Devil in Jerusalem. California girl Lola has her life all set up: business degree, handsome fiancé, fast track career, when suddenly, without warning, everything tragically implodes.
Exodus
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Deborah Feldman
Categories: Jews
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Plume Books

"In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman packed up her young son and their few possessions and walked away from her insular Hasidic roots. She was determined to forge a better life for herself, away from the rampant oppression, abuse, and isolation of her Satmar upbringing in Williamsburg,
Unorthodox Openings
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Joel Benjamin, Eric Schiller
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

Books about Unorthodox Openings
Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: Diana Price
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Praeger

Revisits the Shakespeare authorship controversy with an arsenal of new information and powerful arguments.

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