Religious Jewish men in black jackets and hats at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Heretic in the House podcast

I’ve been listening to the “Heretic in the House” podcast hosted by Professor Naomi Seidman. It’s a short series of about five episodes that explores attitudes towards people who leave the Orthodox Jewish Community to live a life that is “Off the Derech”, or “Off the Path”.

It is a really interesting and engaging series of interviews that makes it pretty clear that this is not a black and white issue, so to speak. It can be complex, and pretty challenging for the people who decide to leave these insular communities and their families for a modern world that is so troubling for those still within these traditional communities.

This is well worth listening to.


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