From Jerusalem to New York: In Search of a Religious Girl's Lost Ideals

Suddenly, the intense flavor of the lifestyle we were taught has faded. We are in a battle of traditional educations and liberal thinking, of ideals and temptations. And at some point, things become so muddled that we can’t tell which is which anymore.

In a university lounge somewhere in Manhattan, over leather-bound books: Our girls’ study group has gotten into the inevitable debate over the shocking...