Friday, December 3, 2010

Jewish Star Interviews Author of "Hush"

I thought I'd share this since I am a huge fan of this book. Really. It must have taken so much courage to write a book like this, even under a pseudonym. And I know that even in more modern, non-Chassidic circles there is a propensity to brush very serious problems "under the rug."

For some reason, there seems to be a sentiment that the outside world (and perhaps even members of the community, as well) should believe that "such problems don't happen here." Of course such problems - and all problems - happen within Orthodox, Chassidic, every circle. Anything problem that rears its head within the fabric of human society is likely to show up in every community at some point.

In any case, read the interview here.

3 comments:

s5 said...

Do you think the author of hush is one person?

Do you think it is a woman?

When I read the book, I got more of the impression that there were several authors... and that some of them were men...

On Her Own said...

Really? I didn't get that impression at all... I actually found the voice to be really consistent all the way through.

I don't know if it's a man or woman, but I don't think it would matter either way.

s5 said...

I had the impression that the "statisitics about sexual abuse" (there are parts where they talk about the phenomenon of sexual abuse in hareidi society at large) are not from the same author as the rest... It kind of has a different tone...