Setting the Record Straight on One Woman's Breakaway From Hasidic Life

Ita Kalish broke away from her Hasidic Polish family in the 1920s and went on to lead a secular, independent life in pre-state Israel. Before she died, she set the record straight about abandoning her child.

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In 1991, three years before she died, Ita Kalish found the time to write a brief memoir for her family. “And now, in my twilight days, I will tell the...