Ex-Hasid Who Jumped Off Roof Receives Traditional Orthodox Funeral From Family Who Shunned Her

A woman who left the insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Borough Park was given a traditional Orthodox funeral yesterday by family members who had distanced themselves from her when she left the faith. Faigy Mayer, 30, jumped to hear death from the Flatiron rooftop bar 230 Fifth yesterday evening. One friend later told the Daily Mail she had been struggling "and that while other factors may have led to her suicide, 'her past and her family situation may have exacerbated it.'" [ more...

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