The Price of Truth PAPERBACK
The Price of Truth: A true story of child sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish World -- and one girl's courage to survive
I wonder if I could be dead and still stay far away from God.
I want to fly to the clouds, in between the sky and God, where there are no people.
I can crawl inside a fluffy cloud and feel safe for a few minutes. I don't have to be me up here. I can pretend I'm good and pretend I'm safe. No one can bother me or fight with me. No one can touch me or hurt me. I can turn into a cloud and float away.
Far, far away…
Genendy was born to a large ultra-Orthodox family with a big, horrific secret. She was sexually molested when she a very young child by the very people who were meant to protect her. In this stunning memoir, she goes back to those terrifying events and brings them to us through the innocent eyes of her young self. It is a story that will shock you, move you, and ultimately inspire you with Genendy’s strength, courage, and resilience.
"Price of Truth is extremely powerful, simultaneously disturbing and inspiring. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the struggle of an abused child to confront incest and to function normally. The author describes what it meant to grow up without any support from her family and her religious community. Yet this not an attack on Judaism. Genendy emerged a committed observant Jew an educator dedicated to transform her community in confronting abuse. It is also a love story proving that one can survive abuse and live a meaningful spiritual existence." -- Rabbi Yosef Blau, spiritual supervisor of RIETS, Yeshiva University, and p