So you have all been given glimpses into my sordid past.
Whenever I read about “Kids At Risk” or “Off The Derech”, I get irritated.
Granted, there are many people who are professionally trained to deal with teenagers and many who truly understand the situation. However, there are a lot more people who seem to be pulling theories out of their behinds and coming to ridiculous conclusions about this “plight”.
For some reason, no one has really delved into the life of a “Hole in The Heart Kid” from the beginning. I want to document my life so that people can have a better understanding of some major issues within the Jewish community. I know that I am not a good enough representation of everyone suffering, so I will also be writing my husband’s story, as well as some younger kids I know. This way, I can give a well-rounded portrayal of what really goes on.
Obviously, I can’t get too detailed. My question is, are you getting the picture?
If yes, shall I go on?