A Community of Exes — Hasids, That Is, By Frimet Goldberger

A Community of Exes — Hasids, That Is, By Frimet Goldberger

December 12, 2013 – The Jewish Daily Forward

I am a Footsteps member and supporter. I am also an observant Jew.

To the critics of Footsteps, a not-for-profit organization that helps those seeking to leave their ultra-religious communities, this statement may seem like an oxymoron. Until about a year ago, I too believed that one could not remain Orthodox and be a Footsteps member at the same time — that one could not eat a plate of chulent at the Shabbos meal, completely unplugged from the world, and engage in an intelligent existentialist debate.

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