I will not link to the letter that some of you might have read from a young woman who wrote about her Hasidic insular community but I will correct her statement about the Lammed Tes Melachos - "the 36 commandments kept on Shabbat."
Actually, it's 39.
I was speaking to a friend this morning about individuals who wish to leave the tight-knit community and are embraced by individuals who get them to try a piece of bacon and tell them, "you see, nothing happens if you eat unkosher." My friend asked me why these individuals have to go to the other extreme. Can't those people who find their environment too stifling be given tools to find jobs and incorporate into the secular world, while still keeping kosher and Shabbat?
שני טון בשר טרף שהוברחו מהרשות הפלסטינית נתפסו בדרך לירושלים