Phoenix - the Hasidic hideoutTwo 16 year-old Hasidic girls from Brooklyn finally returned home after running away. According to the Daily News, Elky Stern and Frimcha Hirsch left their Borough Park home last Monday, armed with a few thousand dollars in savings, went to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and took a bus as far as they could go. Phoenix, to be exact. Their parents, upset and worried, held a press conference fearing the girls had been killed, but the girls called a teacher, saying they wanted to escape the confines of their Hasidic community: "We're okay, we just don't want to live in the community. We don't want to live in those rules anymore." They had already put down rent money and applied for jobs in Phoenix but the girls were convinced to go home after hearing how worried their parents were, and returning looking more Mall-of-America than Hasidic in tight clothes. They were not immediately reunited with their families.