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

Posted By on 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



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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.

Mayer sent the message to a close friend, Yangbo Du, who disclosed it to Daily Mail Online, saying that it showed the torment she was suffering.

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