[Text] Orthodox Jewish Dina-Perla escaped from a life of violence. “Forgiveness took me six years”

Nederlands Dagblad Dina-Perla

In Exodus, the fourth episode of the KRO-NCRV series The Apostate, the youth of the Jewish Dina-Perla Portnaar is examined. She managed to escape from a life of violence and abuse of power within the Orthodox Jewish community in Amsterdam. “At that time, people had to die before the police intervened.”

Read more in the (Dutch) article via Nederlands Dagblad.

Dina-Perla also wrote an opinion piece on the matter: how a closed-up religious community can still be safe for women. Closed-up religious communities are not always safe for women. This requires a strong position for women, in leadership or close to the leaders.

Read more in the (Dutch) article via Nederlands Dagblad.

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