Ex-ultra Orthodox in the media

Ari Mandel: Leaving ultra-Orthodoxy is possible/ by Cara Stern in The Canadian Jewish News


Ari Mandel was raised in an ultra-Orthodox chassidic community in Monsey, N.Y. He married at 18 and had his first child a year later. When he was 22, he became an atheist. Now, he’s a student at New York University, and he works with the It Gets Besser project to teach like-minded individuals that you can live a happy, fulfilling life outside of the community. His message: it may seem difficult – even impossible – but it is possible to leave that lifestyle, and after people make the break, it gets better.


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April 8, 2014


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