A Modern Woman’s Look at Orthodox and Hasidik Judaism by Evelyn Kaye, who grew in an Orthodox Jewish community, is a provocative and outspoken account. She learned that even in the 20th century women are deprived of the same opportunities as men.
In the Orthodox Jewish world women live as they did hundreds of years ago when the Biblical rules developed. Women still have little education, and a strictly limited freedom today. The dangers are clear: the women are dependent on their husbands and their rabbis for all decisions, and unable to take part in the political, economic or social life of today.