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Alice, Texas

I am in tears after finishing Uncovered. Leah, it is stunning. You wrote your story honestly, compassionately, and skillfully. It is a grand accomplishment. You are rightfully proud and—may I say this?—somewhere far beyond all earthly pain, I feel your mother […]

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Susan, Colorado

I am in Telluride, Colorado where I have just spent the last few hours in The High Alpine Cafe finishing Leah Lax’s newly published memoirUncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home*. I am blown away. This a brave, beautifully […]

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Linda, Texas

Your book arrived today!  The writing is very beautiful, even poetic, but I can see that it will be very hard to read. I had not relived my orthodox wedding until I read your wedding account. Mine was at my parents’ house […]

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Sarah, California

I cannot put it down. I find it very moving and brave. Thank you for speaking your truth and sharing your story. I used to walk to the Hasidic rabbi’s house when I was in high school even though I was […]

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Rabbi Debbie, California

I woke up distressed after spending more time with your book than I should have before the holidays. I owe you an apology. Love your neighbor as yourself. You were my neighbor back then and I knew nothing about you, certainly […]

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Alan, Galveston

Your book arrived Wednesday and I finished it last night. What an incredible memoir! Terrific writing, generous, heartfelt. Bold and sensitive. I could go on and on. After I finished it, the word “individuation” came to my mind. Jung’s concept of […]

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