New York - Brimming With Chutzpah, And More Lies Exposed In 'Unorthodox'
New York - Sheâ€™s got some chutzpah!
A gal who ditched her hubby and ultra-Orthodox Satmar community in Brooklyn left behind a trail of broken hearts and hurt feelings to pen a controversial yarn.
Deborah Feldman, 25, says she was choked by an antiquated religion and trapped in a loveless marriage â€” but thatâ€™s news to her husband, Joel Feldman, who friends and family say is â€śshatteredâ€ť by the damning memoir.
â€śShe was crazy about this boy,â€ť Feldmanâ€™s uncle, Izzy Berkowitz, 58, told The Post. â€śShe was dying to get married.
â€śHe did everything and anything for her, but she never appreciated anything no matter what he did,â€ť Berkowitz insisted. â€śShe lacked happiness. Nothing was good enough for her.â€ť
Feldman, whoâ€™s been on a whirlwind publicity tour for â€śUnorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Rootsâ€ť thatâ€™s included a powwow with Barbara Walters on â€śThe View,â€ť offers a clinical account of the coupleâ€™s marital intimacies.
â€śHe feels betrayed,â€™ said an old friend of the jilted pop. â€śShe wasnâ€™t forced to marry him. They were madly in love.â€ť
Pearl Engelman, 64, a neighbor of Feldmanâ€™s when she lived in Williamsburg, blasted the author.
â€śIt paints the whole community in a bad light,â€ť Engelman said. â€śWeâ€™re in an uproar. We feel insulted. I think sheâ€™s a lost soul.â€ť
Izzy Berkowitz the uncle for Feldman speaks out here
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