Journals Higher Education



01 December 2014

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199380503

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Becoming Un-Orthodox

Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews

Lynn Davidman

  • Draws from 40 intimate conversations with individuals who defected from Haredi Judaism
  • Illustrates the importance of the physical body, and rituals related to it, in shaping, maintaining and shedding religion
  • Author uses her own experiences and reflections to interpret the experiences of the interviewees