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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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Grouped Work ID a50b0dcc-0f39-71a7-1f87-1fe90ff7cf83
Grouping Title hush
Grouping Author chayil eishes
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-21 22:43:51PM
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display_description After remembering the cause of her best friend Devory's suicide at age nine, Gittel is determined to raise awareness of sexual abuse in her Borough Park, New York, community, despite the rules of Chassidim that require her to be silent.
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subject_facet Borough Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Fiction, Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Fiction, Judaism. -- Customs and practices. -- Fiction, Orthodox Judaism -- Fiction, Orthodox Judaism. -- Fiction, Sex crimes -- Fiction, Sexual abuse -- Fiction, Suicide -- Fiction, Suicide. -- Fiction
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title_full Hush, Hush / Eishes Chayil, Hush / Eishes Chayil (also known as Judy Brown)
title_short Hush
topic_facet Conduct of life, Customs and practices, Jews, Judaism, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Orthodox Judaism, Sex crimes, Sexual abuse, Suicide