All Who Go Do Not Return

All Who Go Do Not Return
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Publisher : Graywolf Press
Total Pages : 288
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ISBN-10 : 9781555973377
ISBN-13 : 155597337X
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Book Synopsis All Who Go Do Not Return by : Shulem Deen

Download or read book All Who Go Do Not Return written by Shulem Deen and published by Graywolf Press. This book was released on 2015-03-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A moving and revealing exploration of ultra-Orthodox Judaism and one man's loss of faith Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world—only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression—turning on the radio—is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most: his five children. In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith, while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world.


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