Sin and Salvation After an Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
Monday, February 03, 2014
Leah Vincent talks about being ostracized from the Yeshivish community she grew up in. When she was 16, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of in the community, and she was kicked out of her fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. In her new memoir Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood, she tells of her struggle to define herself as an individual and confront the world of religious fundamentalism.