'Unorthodox'

Deborah Feldman never fit into her Hasidic community in Brooklyn.
2:30 | 02/06/12

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I grew up in the -- XX. Of hot summer has particular case at all over the world but there -- a -- is in Brooklyn specifically the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. And it's relatively new in the sense that it was begun in the early 1950s. Right after -- to. And it was created by disease survivors of the Holocaust. Growing up stop there was so much harder because I was living in New York I was going -- surrounded by. McCain mean and culture and -- and I have to closet myself away from not. For some like me that's really hard and I still feel like I'm catching. To. Those. My years of deprivation all those things all -- years that I spent mining. Still lives never being able to film might fulfill my dream. Now I feel like I have to make up for lost time. -- my story unique is. Its about this really foreign world. Very little is known about it and yet it's right here in New York City. On the other hand. It's a story like any other coming of age story it's about someone. Finding self determination in the face of confusion and conflict everyone goes through that to some extent and I think people feel -- and I would. Leaving was always justice -- -- I think when my son was born -- mainly realized I needed to make a change. I just didn't know how to do it -- the first step towards that change was going to school and so I enrolled its airlines -- airlines I meant. Other women. Who had different stories and I did but they also overcome challenges and they also sort of taking steps towards finding their authentic self. And they had done it -- with courage. And I took inspiration from them I realized that they could do -- I could do it to my hope to accomplish as a hope to show people that even though. It's really scary go right up to the edge and jumped off. If he can do it it opens up this whole new world. So if you have the courage to give up everything. You can achieve everything and you'll never be in danger of losing yourself in the process that's that I planned and that's what I want to show that people that. For -- pays off.

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