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.