Photo Gallery Leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy Behind

The community of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel is half a million strong and growing. They live in a parallel universe cut off from the modern world in tight-knit communities where everything revolves around religion. Only a few dare to abandon this life -- and the price for doing so is high.
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Foto: SPIEGEL ONLINE
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Foto: Nati Shohat/ dpa
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Foto: ? Gil Cohen Magen / Reuters/ REUTERS
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Foto: YEHUDA RAIZNER/ AFP
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Foto: AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS
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Foto: A2800 epa Wolberg/ dpa
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Foto: David Silverman/ Getty Images
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Foto: epa Nati Shohat/ picture-alliance/ dpa
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Foto: epa Nati Shohat/ picture-alliance/ dpa