The Unorthodox Life of Miriam
The story of Miriam who left the Hasidic Jewish community and had to say goodbye to her parents, siblings and children.
When Miriam left the Hasidic Jewish community she had to say goodbye to her parents, siblings and children. The night she fled she knew she would be ostracised. But didn’t realise that six years on she would still be untangling herself from a series of complex financial arrangements which risk her going to prison. File on Four tells the story of this extraordinary woman which puts the financial affairs of one of the most guarded and insular religious communities under the spotlight. A judge has ruled Miriam acted under undue influence from religious and community leaders. How widespread are these practices? And why have they gone unchecked for so long?
Presenter: Melanie Abbott
Producer: Anna Meisel
Editor: Andrew Smith