This is very extreme insular community I don't understand. In some ways it parallels Christian fundamentalism of the IFB variety. Ms Goldberger is fortunate to have a husband who supported her and left this extremist Chassidic sect. Many in similar situations lose marriages and family.
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from the article: Ex-Hasidic woman marks five years since she last shaved her head