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Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover

| August 31, 2015

The following is excerpted from Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home, available August 2015 from She Writes Press. Another day, another midnight, I edge open the back door and try to make sure it doesn't creak. I put the car into neutral and slide down the drive with the driver's side door ajar

The modesty wars: women and the Hasidim in Brooklyn …

| August 31, 2015

Until recently, you could have lived your entire life in the United States and never have bumped into any Jewish Orthodox Hasidim, who live in scattered communities, mostly in the New Yorks borough of Brooklyn.

Soundwalk

| August 26, 2015

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Sexy ex-Hasidics car crash a message from God | New …

| August 21, 2015

Modal Trigger View Thumbnails Brenda Turtle posted this photo of herself in a bikini a no-no in the Orthodox world. Facebook Facebook Grumpy Cat is predictably cranky, piglets play, protests continue in St. Louis and more.

Hasidic Judaism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

| July 23, 2015

Hasidic Judaism (from the Hebrew: , Sephardic pronunciation: [asidut]; Ashkenazic pronunciation: [asidus]; Israeli pronunciation: [asidut]), meaning "piety" (or "loving-kindness"), is a branch of Orthodox Judaism that promotes spirituality through the popularization and internalization of Jewish mysticism as the fundamental aspect of the faith. It was founded in 18th-century Eastern Europe by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov as a reaction against overly legalistic Judaism

Harrowing letter of ex-Hasidic Jewish woman in New York …

| July 23, 2015

Faigy Mayer, 30, jumped from a trendy New York rooftop bar 20 stories up in front of drinkers on Monday She was brought up as a Hasidic Jew in Brooklyn, New York, but left the faith at 24 and struggled with split from her family Friend reveals how she wrote letter in week before her death explaining anguish at friendless childhood Mayer described how she struggled with 'analyticalthinking' outside theHasidicworld and spoke angrily of rabbis 'winning' Friends say she was struggling with mental health and was also facing eviction and looking for work She was buried yesterday by the Hasidic community and her father spoke in English as well as Yiddish at ceremony By Louise Boyle For Dailymail.com Published: 16:24 EST, 22 July 2015 | Updated: 16:41 EST, 22 July 2015 562 shares 23 View comments A tech startup founder who leapt to her death from a New York City rooftop bar penned a harrowing letter a week before she died, grieving for her lonely Hasidic Jewish childhood and isolated adult life. Faigy Mayer, 30, wrote with raw emotion about her feelings towards the strict and tight-knit world she was brought up in as a child in Brooklyn, New York. She accused the Hasidic sect of constraining its followers' thinking, and wrote of how she still struggled with analyical thinking

Profile emerges of Hasidic Jew-turned-programmer in …

| July 22, 2015

She broke free from the iron-tight grip of her ultra-conservative Hasidic community only to kill herself after years of struggling with that decision. Tortured soul Faigy Mayer, who leaped to her death from a trendy Manhattan roof bar Monday night, was shunned by her parents for choosing to live in the secular world, relatives and friends told The Post. The tragic woman, 30, posted touching old family photos on Facebook just six minutes before she climbed over the ledge of the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in the Flatiron District at 6:45 p.m.

Faigy Mayer: Do Hasidic Jewish groups have blood on their …

| July 22, 2015

Does the Jewish Hasidic community have blood on their hands? Pictured Faigy Mayer via facebook. In new developments a source has told our outlet that Faigy Mayers suicide at 230 Fifth avenue comes after ongoing trauma and haranguing at the hands of the Ultra Orthodox Hasidic Jewish faith that she had so desperately sought to detach herself from

Hasidic Williamsburg Tour | an educational excursion …

| July 18, 2015

OVERVIEW The Hasidic Williamsburg Educational Walking Tour (EWT) is a three hour guided walking tour through Hasidic Williamsburg, the most devoutly Jewish urban enclave in America. In the tour, participants witness and interact with a Haredi (a.k.a. Ultra-orthodox) community that strives to preserve as much of its 19th century European mores as possible, including its Yiddish language, strict segregation of the genders, a boycott of secular music and media, emphasis on Torah scholarship and adulation of Hasidic Rebbes and themeticulous observance of Gods commandments as transmitted and expounded by the sages and Rabbis through the ages

Hasidic Women in the United States | Jewish Women's Archive

| July 18, 2015

Hasidic women represent a unique face of American Judaism.


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