My Book Has a Beard

A young man I know was raised to be a Hassidic Jew. As a young adult, he started reading secular books and was soon gobbling up whatever he could find on history, politics, and economics, like tools [...]

May 17th, 2014|Blog|4 Comments

A Cultural Immigrant

I joined the Hassidim when I was fifteen. You've seen them--the men in full beards and yarmalkas, long black coats on the Sabbath, the women in wigs and careful modest dress. All those years in [...]

March 13th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment