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While New York is heading to the polls today, we are looking at an exceptional story in our neighboring country where Hasidic woman candidate Mindey Pollak runs for political office.

For years, Montreal's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic minority built a reputation as an insular, nearly hermetic community, shunning contact with its secular neighbors in favor of rigidly pious lives. Now, however, Mindey Pollak is breaching the community's walls.

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