Lori Rotskoff leads our book discussion of two powerful memoirs written by authors who grew up in insular religious communities that ultimately conflicted with their own evolving doubts, values, and identities. Their departures from family and faith entailed personal losses but also liberated them to embrace new perspectives and lifestyles. Before the first online class, please read Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life, by Amber Scorah. The second class will discuss Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman by Abby Stein—acclaimed by Publishers Weekly as a “harrowing and inspiring story of the exploration, discovery, and acceptance of her truth, both body and soul.” Join cultural historian Lori Rotskoff online to share your thoughts, opinions, and questions with other passionate readers.

Meet the authors by signing up for our online discussion and Q & A moderated by Lori Rotskoff on Tuesday, November 17.   Register here. 

Books may be purchased from The Voracious Reader, using the links below:

Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life

 

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