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How Ex-Frum Memoirs Became New York Publishing’s Hottest New Trend

A spate of new books tells the stories of men and women who leave ultra-Orthodoxy for risky, rewarding, bewildering everyday life

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Some Is Illuminated

Breaking the silence around sexual abuse, one Facebook post at a time

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A Baltimore Sex Abuse Scandal, Uncovered

The ‘Baltimore Jewish Times,’ bankrupt, is featured in new documentary

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Poster Child

Naama Margolese—an 8-year-old Israeli girl taunted by ultra-Orthodox men who think she is immodest—is the new face of Jewish women’s rights

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Abuses

Baruch Lebovits was a convicted sex offender until another man was accused of tampering with witnesses against him. To some ultra-Orthodox leaders, this justifies a reluctance to go to authorities with charges of abuse.

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Unmolested

An accused pedophile from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn has never faced trial, thanks in part to a D.A. who had political reasons not to pursue the case

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Out of the Silence

A new young-adult novel tackles sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox world