Redbook Magazine and Good Housekeeping 2015 Best Books by Women
Susan Stamberg read Leah’s story on NPR. Uncovered on NPR
Uncovered is the #1 new release in Women and Judaism on Amazon. Read Letters from Readers
Lambda Literary calls Uncovered “groundbreaking.”
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As a young teen, Leah Lax joined the Hasidim, the Jewish ultra-orthodox, and spent thirty years among them. Uncovered is her memoir of those years–as a closeted lesbian, wife, and mother of seven. Her published work includes award-winning fiction, nonfiction, and two major stage productions.
“Uncovered is a memoir about my thirty years among the Lubavitcher Hasidim. I was a naïve girl drawn into this group of evangelical Hassidic Jews with their promises of structure, safety, and love. The story begins at my wedding—an arranged marriage. Throughout, glimpses of the world out there, cello music, and sexual longing wind through the narrative like echoes of a forgotten life.” Learn More
In Uncovered, Leah Lax tells a personal story that millions of women can recognize. All over the world are women whose bodies are covered, not by their own decision, but by one of the many patriarchal religions that by definition rule their wombs. Leah Lax lived that life, yet has the spirit, courage and honesty to tell her story. It’s been said that, if one woman told the truth, the world would split open. If others follow her, it just might.