“I am only filled with respect and admiration for any person who chooses to live their own truth,” Ewing said.
“We don’t know how to say no,” said one woman. “And we don’t know what is right and wrong.”
After an ex-Orthodox woman used Facebook to accuse a man of rape, others came forward to tell of their own alleged mistreatment at his hands.
Three Brooklyn judges granted Weisberger the “right to express [herself] freely.”
Moishe House and Footsteps are teaming up to create a center for formerly ultra-Orthodox millennial Jews in Crown Heights.
The granddaughter of one of Brooklyn’s most influential Hasidic rebbes died of a reported drug overdose early this week, according to an Israeli newspaper, sending the tight-knit Hasidic community into mourning, and raising alarms among advocates who warn of a crisis among young people on the margins of the ultra-Orthodox community.
A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews in London have launched a fundraising effort to keep “pure and holy” children within the community and away from the “evil culture” of a secular parent.
A new report finds that Jews who leave Orthodox Judaism retain their Jewish identities, despite feeling pushed out of Orthodoxy.
Ari Mandel left the Hasidic community after being exposed to secular media. Does this mean that to prevent defection the ultra-Orthodox should clamp down on outside influences?
Shulem Deen, a former Skverer Hasid, has just published a memoir describing his experience leaving Orthodoxy. He describes what he misses most about his old life — and what he hopes for the future.