Kimmy Schmidt is the star of an eponymous Netflix series who adjusts to life after escaping a doomsday cult. For Leah Vincent, the show mirrors her own journey out of ultra-Orthodoxy.
As a rabbi’s daughter, Leah Vincent was never allowed to learn Talmud. Years after abandoning ultra-Orthodoxy, she sets out to rediscover the ancient Jewish law books.
‘Yeshivish’ Jews are not linked to any Hasidic group. Leah Vincent says she uses the term because any group needs a label to be properly understood, critiqued and celebrated.
Leah Vincent, a former ultra-Orthodox Jew, spent this Sunday talking to ultra-Orthodox rabbis about sexuality and modesty — with surprising results.
Leah Vincent writes a letter to her father for Mother’s Day — and in the process, reclaims the Sh’ma as a woman’s prayer.
Leah Vincent thought she had left her childhood fears of the Holocaust behind for good. A trip to Germany showed her how wrong she was.
Leah Vincent was kicked out of her aunt’s Orthodox home for writing letters to a boy. She didn’t know it then, but she wasn’t the first in her family to question strict tradition.
What does the path to freedom look like?
Gavriella, I understand from this Sisterhood post that you don’t like the questions you’re getting in the wake of the publication of Deborah Feldman’s memoir and Pearlperry Reich’s television appearance about leaving the ultra-Orthodox world. I understand that you may feel attacked, when these women criticize their communities of origin.