How to Build an American Village

In America's poorest village the streets are clean, all the children are in school and house construction is booming. Welcome to Kiryas Joel, an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in New York where the men study Hebrew texts all day while women rear an average of eight kids. Neighbors feel their tax money supports a village that takes more than it gives and is growing exponentially. As these two very different communities edge ever closer to each other how do they preserve their values and way of life?


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