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Sotah brings us the story of Dina Reich a haredi woman from Meah Shearim Dina is 17 when she must marry a man She marries Judah Gutman a carpenter At first she doesnt love him but just like any other haredi girl she hopes shell just get used to him Time passes by and something is missing in her life Judah is a good loving husband but she still needs something After her mother dies and she gives birth to her first child Dina is in great depression Judah has no idea how to improve her feeling so he does nothing hoping its just a phase This makes Dina even more frustrated so when Noach Zaldman appears in her life she doesnt refuse his wooing Dina is secretly meeting Noach and they even go on a vacation together When Dinas back an unpleasant surprise is waiting for her Reb Kurzman and his group of followers know of her infidelity They make her leave to New York leaving only a letter to Judah saying the she had slept with Noach In New York Dina starts working as a maid for a wealthy Jewish family The family is not religious and Dina is appalled by their behavior After all she never knew there were such Jews in the world The mother Joan is a really nice lady a fact that confuses Dina even more - a secular woman who is good Dina starts missing her family her husband and boy and she repents everything she has done All the thoughts about it drive her crazy and she ends up in a hospital At the hospital she meets Dr Charles Shulman and Rabbi Eliezer Joan and they are helping Dina in recovering They make her understand that she didnt commit the sin of adultery after all - Dina thought that just spending time with Noach was a great sin but she never slept with him Reb Kurzman had
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