for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

LW: Deborah Feldman

monday 11th may, on bbc radio 5 live 

unorthodox author: why I left strict satmar jewish community (in the live wires series) (presented by emma barnett

Deborah Feldman grew up in the strict Satmar Jewish community in Brooklyn.

She had an arranged marriage at 17 and gave birth to her son at 19 – but always knew she wanted more than being a wife and mother and following strict rules and customs.

At 23, she made the difficult decision to leave the community and wrote a book about her experiences, which has now become a hit series on Netflix.”

including interview with …

• author deborah feldman 

(if you missed it, available at

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