Saturday, May 25, 2024

Former Charedi Lives in Mea Shearim For a Year, Writes Book About the Experience


 A former Charedi who left his community at a young age and gave up his religion, has written a book about a year he spent living in Mea Shearim.

Tuvia Tenenbom is the son and grandson of Charedi rabbis. He says that before moving into perhaps the most Charedi neighborhood in the world, he was warned by many that the locals would treat him harshly and even “throw stones”.

His new book, “Careful, Beauties Ahead! My Year with the Ultra-Orthodox”, is the story of life in Mea Shearim. It offers a captivating look into the life, traditions, and humanity of the Charedi community.

The acclaimed author is the son and grandson of multiple Rebbes of a large Hasidic dynasty back in Poland. Tuvia and his wife immersed themselves in the community, and what they discovered was surprising and enlightening, challenging many of their preconceptions.

Watch the amazing interview below, in which Tuvia says that contrary to what many warned him would happen, the Charedi community warmly embraced him and gave him an extremely positive experience.


anonymous said...

Did they really eat at his house?

Frankie Jr. said...

What's with the schweinhund accent??