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Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules of life are very clear, determined by an ancient script written thousands of years before down to the last detail—and abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteen-year-old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend has suffered at the hands of her own family member, the adults in her community try to persuade Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe.

A richly detailed and nuanced book, one of both humor and depth, understanding and horror, this story explains a complex world that remains an echo of its past, and illuminates the conflict between yesterday's traditions and today's reality.

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For the Chassidim, the rules of life are determined by an ancient script--and abuse has never been a part of it. But when 13-year-old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend, the adults try to persuade Gittel that nothing happened.

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Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules people live by are determined by an ancient script written thousands of years ago—and abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteen-yearold Gittel learns that her best friend has suffered abuse at the hands of a family member, the adults in her community try to persuade Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe. This nuanced exploration of a complex world—one of humor, understanding, and horror—illuminates the conflict between yesterdays traditions and todays reality.

About the Author

EISHES CHAYIL is a pseudonym for a descendant of some of the main founders and leaders of Chassidut in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Poland. She was raised in a world of Chassidic schools, synagogues, and summer camps. She works as a journalist for two international orthodox papers located in Brooklyn, New York.

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ISBN:
9780802720887
Author:
Chayil, Eishes
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Author:
Brown, Judy
Author:
Chayil (pseudonym), Eishes
Author:
Eishes Chayil (pseudonym)
Subject:
Social Issues - Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Religious - Jewish
Subject:
Situations / Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
14-17

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"Synopsis" by , For the Chassidim, the rules of life are determined by an ancient script--and abuse has never been a part of it. But when 13-year-old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend, the adults try to persuade Gittel that nothing happened.
"Synopsis" by , Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules people live by are determined by an ancient script written thousands of years ago—and abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteen-yearold Gittel learns that her best friend has suffered abuse at the hands of a family member, the adults in her community try to persuade Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe. This nuanced exploration of a complex world—one of humor, understanding, and horror—illuminates the conflict between yesterdays traditions and todays reality.
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