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All Who Go Do Not Return

All Who Go Do Not Return

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  • Language : English
  • Page : 288 pages


2015 National Jewish Book Award WinnerA moving and revealing exploration of Hasidic life, and one man s struggles with faith, family, and communityShulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world only that it is to be shunned His marriage at 2015 National Jewish Book Award WinnerA moving and revealing exploration of Hasidic life, and one man s struggles with faith, family, and communityShulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world only that it is to be shunned His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow Deen s first transgression turning on the radio is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most his five children In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith, while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world


Author Shulem Deen

Shulem Deen is the author of All Who Go Do Not Return, a memoir about growing up in and then leaving one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the U.S Shulem is the former blogger known as Hasidic Rebel, and the founding editor of Unpious, an online journal for voices on the Hasidic fringe His work has appeared in Salon, The Brooklyn Rail, Tablet Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, and elsewh




All Who Go Do Not Return Reviews (31)

  • I got a sneak peak It s pretty good. [..]

  • This is a 10 star book Probably the last of the year Unusually for any book, I didn t skim a single paragraph In part this is due to the writing where there not a single redundant word, no padding, no lyrical passages of the sun coming up, a new dawn or whatever In part, it was due to the excellent [..]

  • Inside the American Shtetl Captivating Most people outside of New York City will not know anything about the various Orthodox Jewish communities that thrive there and in its hinterland And even most New Yorkers will not know that the primary purpose of these communities is not just to re create the [..]

  • Shulem Deen might be the star of OTD writers, but what struck me in this book was how little of it can actually be said to be the telling of an OTD narrative It read so much like a Chasidic coming of age story, the story of almost every boy or girl growing up in such community There s not one eleme [..]

  • The author of this book would probably be flattered to know that he shook my faith in G d a little bit and because of that, I consider his book somewhat dangerous I have no doubt that it is being banned in many Orthodox Jewish circles, and I can understand why But I think it s worthwhile to hear the [..]

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