Sunday, April 5, 2015

Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews by Lynn Davidman

The author of this book analyzes why and how a variety of people left the Hasidic faith. She explains that the clothing, speech, food and other outward signs were large parts of their faith and what they symbolized and how changing these outward things showed how the people were changing inwardly. She also explains that no matter how much they change, their background and childhood in the Hasidic faith affects them for their entire lives. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.

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