All Who Go Do Not Return

All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir - Shulem Deen

Better than average account of going OTD (Off the Derech) and leaving Haredi Judaism.  All Who Go Do Not Return is notable in part because most of the accounts of leaving Hassidism that I am aware of are written by women.  

 

I can't imagine being so threatened by the outside world as those raised in the communities Shulem describes.  I feel sorry for the children who are being cut off from parents by the pressures of those around them, just because they have stepped outside the ghetto. 

 

Shulem Deen was the person behind the now defunct blogs Hassidic Rebel and Unpious and will be speaking at my synagogue in a few weeks.