Judy Brown used to call her brother ‘crazy as a bat.’ Turns out he was just autistic — and in a new memoir, the ex-Hasidic author recounts learning to love him.
Sarah Zell Young learned to embrace the idea of ‘Eishes Chayil.’ And to prove it, she carved the phrase onto the side of her head.
When Judy Brown started having children, she learned that motherhood sometimes completes you. But trying to have a baby can also tear you apart.
Life in Brooklyn’s Boro Park was once simple. There was the inside and the outside and an impenetrable wall in between. Then came the Internet, and everything changed.
Judy Brown’s friend once told her that the sun is really a star. It spurred an exploration of science and evolution, which ultimately tugged her away from her Orthodox faith.
Judy Brown explains the Hasidic preference for beige pantyhose and what it means. The ‘Hush’ author begins a series on her spiritual journey away from the community.