Escape  Gitty is a 23-year-old woman who grew up in the ultra-orthodox Satmar Jewish community in New York. Being that her grandparents are New York liberal Jews, who have never been part of the Satmar community, Gitty grew up rather ambivalent about her religious path. At seventeen, she was married through a matchmaker to a young man from the Satmar community and gave birth to Esther Miriam. Eventually she left the community, taking her daughter with her. The Satmar took Esther Miriam back, to be raised in their way. Today Gitty struggles with the Hasidic practices she must conform to when visiting Esther Miriam. She is fighting for custody of her daughter.

Escape

Gitty is a 23-year-old woman who grew up in the ultra-orthodox Satmar Jewish community in New York. Being that her grandparents are New York liberal Jews, who have never been part of the Satmar community, Gitty grew up rather ambivalent about her religious path. At seventeen, she was married through a matchmaker to a young man from the Satmar community and gave birth to Esther Miriam. Eventually she left the community, taking her daughter with her. The Satmar took Esther Miriam back, to be raised in their way. Today Gitty struggles with the Hasidic practices she must conform to when visiting Esther Miriam. She is fighting for custody of her daughter.

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 Escape  Gitty is a 23-year-old woman who grew up in the ultra-orthodox Satmar Jewish community in New York. Being that her grandparents are New York liberal Jews, who have never been part of the Satmar community, Gitty grew up rather ambivalent about her religious path. At seventeen, she was married through a matchmaker to a young man from the Satmar community and gave birth to Esther Miriam. Eventually she left the community, taking her daughter with her. The Satmar took Esther Miriam back, to be raised in their way. Today Gitty struggles with the Hasidic practices she must conform to when visiting Esther Miriam. She is fighting for custody of her daughter.
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CLD009_img27ret.jpg
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Escape

Gitty is a 23-year-old woman who grew up in the ultra-orthodox Satmar Jewish community in New York. Being that her grandparents are New York liberal Jews, who have never been part of the Satmar community, Gitty grew up rather ambivalent about her religious path. At seventeen, she was married through a matchmaker to a young man from the Satmar community and gave birth to Esther Miriam. Eventually she left the community, taking her daughter with her. The Satmar took Esther Miriam back, to be raised in their way. Today Gitty struggles with the Hasidic practices she must conform to when visiting Esther Miriam. She is fighting for custody of her daughter.

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