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Off The Derech

Author : Faranak Margolese
ISBN : 1932687432
Genre : Religion
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Off the Derech is the phrase used within the Orthodox Jewish community to describe those who have left Jewish observance. Using questionnaires, extensive interviews with psychologists and rabbis, and her Off The Derech website, the author reveals the multilayered reasons for the defection of so many observant Jews from Judaism. At the same time, she presents solutions to this growing problem, thereby creating an invaluable handbook for parents, teachers and rabbis. Each chapter of this well-researched book deals with a different element of the Off the Derech syndrome as it explains, in detail, how parents can reach children who have become alienated and disaffected from their culture and their people.
Category: Religion

Off The Derech

Author : Ezra Cappell
ISBN : 9781438477268
Genre : Religion
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Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world. In recent years, many formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews have documented leaving their communities in published stories, films, and memoirs. This movement is often identified as “off the derech” (OTD), or off the path, with the idea that the “path” is paved by Jewish law, rituals, and practices found within their birth communities. This volume tells the powerful stories of people abandoning their religious communities and embarking on uncertain journeys toward new lives and identities within mainstream society. Off the Derech is divided into two parts: stories and analysis. The first includes original selections from contemporary American and global authors writing about their OTD experiences. The second features chapters by scholars representing such diverse fields as literature, history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, religion, and gender studies. The interdisciplinary lenses provide a range of methodologies by which readers can better understand this significant phenomenon within contemporary Jewish society. Ezra Cappell is Professor of Jewish Studies and English at the College of Charleston. He is the author of American Talmud: The Cultural Work of Jewish American Fiction, also published by SUNY Press. Jessica Lang is Professor of English and Director of the Wasserman Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College, City University of New York. She is the author of Textual Silence: Unreadability and the Holocaust.
Category: Religion

Neuropsychologist S Journal

Author : Judith Bendheim Guedalia
ISBN : 9789655241334
Genre : Psychology
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Drawing on case studies from the areas of neuropsychology as well as developmental, rehabilitation, and medical psychology, this book distills nearly 40 years of Dr. Judith Guedalia’s interventional styles—christened “Judi-isms” by the author—and highlights the intersection between psychology and Judaism. These interventional styles, as well as the remarkable case studies, are complemented by useful advice that readers at all levels of interest can incorporate into their own lives.
Category: Psychology

Freiing Out

Author : Binyamin Tanny
ISBN : 193606832X
Genre : Religion
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Do you want to know why people abandon their Judaism? Binyamin did as he watched his friends and siblings go off the derech, certain he would soon follow. While the people around him cast blame on parents, teachers, rabbis, the system, hypocrisy in the community and so on, Binyamin wanted to know the real reason, or at least a solution and the solution was not blame. What he discovered shocked him. After years of fighting his way through multiple religious systems, much soul searching, and speaking with hundreds of parents, educators and youth around the world, he is sharing his discoveries.Freiing Out examines the six types of people at risk, eleven key factors that may contribute to going off the derech and eight techniques that can be utilized to prevent people from leaving their Judaism.
Category: Religion

Jewish Action

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123037868
Genre : Jews
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Category: Jews

Sefer Oz E Hadar Levushah

Author : E. Falk
ISBN : 0873068742
Genre : Jewish law
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Tznius -- modesty -- is an integral facet of Jewish life. In a world where modesty is recognized more by its absence than by its presence, there has never been a greater need for a definitive work on this vital quality. But what precisely are the laws of modesty, what are its parameters, where are its applications? In this long-awaited work, the laws and ideology of modesty are tackled in an exhaustive and comprehensive manner. All the laws of Tznius, whether in dress or behavior, speech and social interaction, are collated and explained in the clear and lucid manner that is characteristic of the author. -- Back cover.
Category: Jewish law

Abuse In The Jewish Community

Author : Michael Salamon
ISBN : 9789655241372
Genre : Religion
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In this guide, psychologist Michael Salamon offers definitions of abuse and describes signs that should indicate to parents, teachers, and school officials that abuse might be occurring. Basic information about available methods of treatment is provided and the unique cultural conditions in the Orthodox Jewish community that make prevention and treatment so difficult is discussed.
Category: Religion

Dear Rabbi Dear Doctor

Author : Abraham J. Twerski
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128315756
Genre : Conduct of life
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Category: Conduct of life

One Above And Seven Below

Author : Yechezkel Hirshman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210601220
Genre : Religion
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Everything you always wanted to ASK about the Chareidim, but were afraid to KNOW! Orthodox Judaism from the perspective of the Chareidim Chareidization - It's the newest term in the book. And it has many members of the greater Orthodox Jewish community up in arms. The stark reality is that a major portion of Orthodox Jews don't seem to appreciate chareidim and do not welcome "chareidization." What is going on - and why? Has something changed within Orthodox Judaism? Is there a difference between an Orthodox Jew and a Chareidi? And, if so: * What is a chareidi and what is a non-chareidi Orthodox Jew (NCOJ)? Where does one entity end and the other begin? * Who are the chareidim? Where have they come from? How long have they been here? And to where are they headed? * Why do some Orthodox Jews refuse to identify as chareidi? Why do others embrace chareidi ideals? And why do some chareidim abandon them? * Why are the chareidim so successful and why are they so despised? In a thought-provoking study that is at the same time theological and sociological, studious and sarcastic, insightful and inciteful, light-spirited yet profoundly intense, Yechezkel Hirshman addresses these questions while presenting an insider's look at the upside of the Ultra-Orthodox world. Hirshman also includes a special feature chapter that examines chareidim who stray from the path.
Category: Religion

Let Them Journey

Author : Jennifer Hall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126927644
Genre : Religion
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This book illustrates the story of Jewish migration in the last hundred years, from an unusual perspective. There is no faceless narrator sweeping the characters along the tides of history; the stories are told by the people themselves, unaltered and with all the poignancy of memory intact. These people, their lives overshadowed and sometimes obliterated by catastrophic events, relate in their own words what it was like to be a Jew in such a world and under such conditions. The recollections related in this book provide an interesting, enlightening and informative panorama of the varied Jewish experiences in the twentieth century.
Category: Religion

Sources Of Inspiration

Author : Gene I. Maeroff
ISBN : 1556126026
Genre : Religion
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Sources of Inspiration portrays the lives of 15 of America's most effective and influential religious leaders today. Their profiles span a wide range of traditions and backgrounds: white, hispanic, African-American; male and female; Protestant, Catholic, Jewish; liberal, conservative, and moderate. In common, they have all chosen to place religion and religious leadership at the center of their life's work.
Category: Religion

Jewish Book World

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133493531
Genre : Jews
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Category: Jews


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123821527
Genre : Jewish law
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Category: Jewish law

Derech Eretz

Author : Ronald Isaacs
Genre : Conservative Judaism
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Category: Conservative Judaism

The Path Of Life

Author : Avigdor Miller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025870580
Genre : Religion
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The Path of Life is a collection of weekly Shabbos speaches given by the famed Rabbi Avigdor Miller. His devouted pupil transcribed these lectures and had Rabbi Miller look over his manuscripts to assure their accuracy. It is a compilation of pure un-adulterated Rabbi Miller.
Category: Religion

Second Style Acquisition

Author : Sarah Benor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119694516
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Families In Society

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ISBN : NWU:35556033660481
Genre : Family services
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Category: Family services