Tonight Kate meets a Rabbi from the Orthodox Heredim in Jerusalem which hosts survivors of the Holocaust having been denied entry inside. He offers her an insight into the society’s values including modesty for women.
She also spends time with Miriam and her husband Haviv who are part of the more outward-facing Habad group of the Haredim, they have 15 children and 26 grandchildren. Kate follows Miriam to her job as a schoolteacher and attempts to learn more about their secret lives, in particular, the negative aspects of living in such a close-knit community.
Extreme Wives with Kate Humble, Friday, 9 pm – BBC Two