Distant sisters: the women I left behind
losing two babies and suffering a near-fatal premature delivery. After twenty years of marriage, she divorced her husband and haredi society, and took her daughters with her. Her son remains haredi. Ten years after Rotem left the ultra-Orthodox community, she returned to try to understand her former life, in which women are expected both to raise a houseful of children and to support their husbands while the men study Torah. She interviewed dozens of these women (often.
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CHAPTER TWO A Woman of Valor
CHAPTER THREE As a Fruitful Vine
CHAPTER FOUR A Pure Immersion
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