this morning (sunday 8th), 10.30-11.00am, on bbc world service radio (repeated 7.30pm)
off the derech (presented by daniel gordon) (in the heart and soul series)
Daniel Gordon meets Hasidic Jews at different stages of the slow process of leaving their tight-knit religious community and joining mainstream society. Daniel will meet Maya, who grew up in the tight knit Jewish suburb of Stamford Hill in north London who tells him about her life as part of the community. He also meets 25-year-old Izzy who, until a couple of years ago, could not speak English such was the introverted nature of life. Daniel is there as he opens the results of an important maths examination that is taken by 16-year-olds in the UK.
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04n1x7p)