Ex-Hasidic narratives — they seemed to be publishing’s hot ticket for a few minutes, with Anouk Markovits’s I Am Forbidden, Leah Vincent’s Cut Me Loose, and others. But Unpious editor Shulem Deen’s new memoir, All Who Go Do Not Return, surprises. Instead of condemning his former life as a Skver Hasid from his current, secular views, Deen inhabits equally the multiple selves that appear in the memoir: credulous child, mystified teenager, and fatefully curious adult.
Frankenthaler L. (2015)/ Dialogical Deconversion Understanding Undercover Infidelity, Journal of Religion & Society, Ben Gurion University
This article examines the process of departure or “deconversion” from Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Judaism of young men in Israel. Deconversion describes the progression of abandoning a