Young Ultra-Orthodox Jews Struggle Against Tradition

By Ari Shapiro, August 8, 2011- NPR’s All Things Considered

New York City receives immigrants from all over the world, including New York City itself.  A handful of young ultra-Orthodox Jews are struggling to leave their neighborhoods in Brooklyn to take up less religious or even nonreligious lifestyles in other parts of the city. They often hide their desire for a different life. When they do or say something, their families and communities might turn on them. Sometimes they’re told they’ll never make it if they leave.

One young man fought to leave behind the only world he knew.

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