Leah Vincent


A Visit To Germany Reawakens Fears of an Ultra-Orthodox Childhood

By Leah Vincent

A Visit To Germany Reawakens Fears of an Ultra-Orthodox Childhood
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.Read More


For One Orthodox Teen, Writing Letters to a Boy Changed Everything

By Leah Vincent

For One Orthodox Teen, Writing Letters to a Boy Changed Everything
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.Read More


Marking the Exodus With Kukush and Calamari

By Leah Vincent

Marking the Exodus With Kukush and Calamari
What does the path to freedom look like?Read More


In Praise of the New Ex-Hasidic Reality Show

By Leah Vincent

In Praise of the New Ex-Hasidic Reality Show
My friends and I are celebrating the news that a group of our friends — all former ultra-Orthodox Jews, or maskilim — are getting their own reality show.Read More


Why I'm Shopping Around My 'Ex-Frum' Memoir

By Leah Vincent

Why I'm Shopping Around My 'Ex-Frum' Memoir
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.Read More






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