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Deborah Feldman was born and raised in the Hasidic community of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.

She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, UNORTHODOX: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots (Simon and Schuster.)

Exodus, Deborah's next memoir, is due out from Blue Rider Press in March of 2014. This follow-up to Unorthodox traces her new life as an independent young woman and single mother, and her search for an authentic and personal Jewish identity.

Deborah attended Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New England with her son.


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My friend is a Rabbi in Germany and he showed me this shocking photo of a defaced Jewish cemetary in his town. So disheartening.

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Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
" I just couldn't put this book down. I began reading it to answer some of my questions that I can't seem to get out of my Hasidic daughter (who lives in Jerusalem). My heart broke for this little unloved girl who felt she didn't fit anywhere. Then... " Read more of this review »
Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
" A shocking glimpse into the world of this strict religious sect; this is the very moving story of a young woman who broke from her upbringing to pursue independence. "
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Exodus by Deborah Feldman
" Because I was so intrigued by Unorthodox, of course I had to read the follow-up. I am pretty fascinated by people who decide to leave restrictive environments and make their way in the great big world. How do they find the courage to leave? How to... " Read more of this review »
Exodus by Deborah Feldman
" Actually liked this one even better than the first one. She is such an amazing descriptive writer & so in touch with herself. I wish I had that kind of insight. "
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Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone.Czesław Miłosz
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“I am hungry for power, but not to lord over others; only to own myself.”
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“I'd rather believe in reincarnation than hell. The idea of an afterlife is much so more tolerable when returning is an option.”
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“If my mind cannot be tied down, if my dreams cannot be diminished, then no amount of restraints can really guarantee my quiet submission.”
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wfpoppet I just noticed that there is quite a long queue for your book in my city's library system - made me excited for you that there is such interest in your book!


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