Parts of this were really sad - are our beliefs so fragile that they shatter at our first glimpse of the outside world? On the other hand, a foray into that liberal world does stand in stark contrast to the truth of Judaism, so maybe living in both worlds maintains a healthy balance and perspective. Excellent article.
Israeli forces shoot, lightly wound Palestinian they say was fleeing security check (Haaretz)
from the article: From Jerusalem to New York: In search of a religious girl's lost ideals