Would you be able to leave your family and friends, knowing you may never see them again, so you could follow your dreams?
That was the choice Izzy Posen, a former Hasidic ultra-Orthodox Jew faced when he decided to leave his strictly religious community.
He told BBC World Service how his life has been transformed since breaking free from religious isolation.
Video produced by Trystan Young and Alice Porter.
(Picture credit: Izzy Posen)