Leaving the fold

Samuel Katz left the ultra-Orthodox community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn where he grew up.  He’s now a student at Stony Brook University on Long Island.

New York City receives immigrants from all over the world, including … New York City itself.

A handful of young ultra-Orthodox Jews are struggling to leave their neighborhoods in Brooklyn to take up less religious or even non-religious lifestyles in other parts of the city. This is the story of one young man who fought to leave behind the only world he knew.

This story aired on NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday evening.

Katz took an advanced physics class at Stony Brook.  He cherishes this page of his notebook, when his professor began teaching about electromagnetism.

I also had another story about Spain’s solar industry air on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning. I will post the audio in a couple weeks but you can find that story here.


~ by Ari Daniel on August 9, 2011.

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