Beyond Black and White: Life Isn't Easy for Israeli Haredim Who Want Out

People who opt to leave the ultra-Orthodox community are a growing, but often overlooked, sector of Israeli society, and they urgently need help.

Imagine for a moment that in the lottery of birth you had been granted life in a typical ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, living in a typical Haredi neighborhood somewhere in Israel. Your entire education, from the age of 3 onward, was in religious establishments, without any connection to members of the opposite sex, and all the people you had any close acquaintance with were from your...