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Off the path: Ex-Hasid’s memoirs shine a spotlight on Faigy Mayer’s world

Author Judy Brown explores growing up in a haredi Orthodox community with an autistic brother in her new memoir, "This Is Not a Love Story." (Avi Burstein)

(JTA) — In recent years, a spate of memoirs have been written by those who have left haredi Orthodox Judaism. Titles that have had mainstream publishing success include books by Shulem Deen (“All Who Go Do Not Return”), Deborah Feldman (“Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots”) and Leah… Read more »