Bestselling book, documentary and now Netflix series, Unorthodox has cemented itself as part of the 2020 zeitgeist.

Shalom was delighted to host Deborah Feldman in conversation with Michaela Kalowski. Please note that this video is only accessible to attendees of the event who have been given the password to view the video.

Author Deborah Feldman was raised in the Satmar Hasidic community in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. She now lives in Berlin with her son. Deborah is the author of two memoirs, ‘Unorthodox’ and ‘Exodus’.

Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer and facilitator for writers, film and ideas festivals. She’s interviewed writers and thinkers from the worlds of arts, science and politics, including Margaret Atwood, Trent Dalton, Amos Oz,

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