Books by and about Jews who leave Orthodoxy reached a critical mass in 2014. Will readers keep turning the pages of the ex-Hasidic tell all?
Leah Vincent, 32, became the new face of the burgeoning ex-Orthodox community this year with the publication of her feted memoir, “Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood.” Vincent is just one of several formerly Orthodox authors to tell their stories in recent books. But in addition to describing her own experiences, she has also become an activist for those undergoing similar life changes.
As a rabbi’s daughter, Leah Vincent was never allowed to learn Talmud. Years after abandoning ultra-Orthodoxy, she sets out to rediscover it.
In her new memoir, ‘Maybe Not Such a Good Girl: Reflections on Rupture and Return,’ Susan Reimer-Torn chronicles her return ton Jewish life in New York.
People who leave the ultra-Orthodox world have become a social movement. And the stories of their transformations are now a rich literary genre, Ezra Glinter writes.
Leah Vincent’s new memoir, “Cut Me Loose,” tells the story of her tumultuous exit from the ultra-Orthodox world.
‘Protection’ by Leah Vincent