All Who Go Do Not Return

Shulem Deen

26/02/2017 3:30 pm

Shulem Deen’s award-winning book offers a moving and illuminating exploration of the highly secretive world of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, bravely tracing one man’s loss of faith. Married at eighteen and the father of five children, Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. His first transgression – turning on the radio – was minor, but initiated a feverish inquiry into the real world and the tenets of his religious beliefs until, several years later, his faith unravelled and he struggled to hold on to those he loved most. In conversation with Rabbi Rebecca Birk.

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Shulem Deen

Shulem Deen is a former Skverer Hasid and the founding editor of Unpious. His work has appeared in the Jewish Daily Forward, The Tablet and Salon. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and is the 2015 winner of the National Jewish Book Award.

Rabbi Rebecca Birk

Rebecca Birk is Rabbi of Finchley Progressive Synagogue and Jewish Chaplain at HMP Holloway. She regularly appears on BBC Radio 2\'s Pause for Thought and has led the Borough of Barnet into accepting 50 Syrian refugees under the VPRS.