When faith is not enough: a Hasidic Jewish woman escapes an abusive marriage
[WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF VIOLENCE AND SOME PROFANITY]
Why do we do it? Well, there's pressure. It comes from everywhere: parents, partners, friends.
For Tanya — we're not using her last name because of the sensitive nature of her story — that pressure was woven into the fabric of her culture. She was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community.
- Get help with family violence (Dept. of Justice Canada)
- Assaulted Women's Helpline (Ontario)
- Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2014 (Stats Canada)
She was taught, as a woman, to behave in certain ways, to follow certain rules. The deal was, she follows them, she's supposed to have a happy marriage.
But that's not what happened. She was struggling to do what was right in the eyes of her religion — and keep herself safe.
Producers Shea Shackelford and Tori Marlan bring us Tanya's story.
This documentary includes music by: Paul Tyan, Johnny Ripper, Circus Marcus, Will Bangs, Podington Bear, David Szesztay, and Munchen.