Book Group April Title - All Who Go Do Not Return | Congregation Beth Am

BAW Book Group April Title- All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen

 Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world—only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen's first transgression—turning on the radio—is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception, and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most: his five children. In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith, while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world.

RSVP by Monday, May 1 to Lenore at (650) 324-9266 for the 1:30 p.m. meeting and to Harriet at (650) 328-3971 for the 7:30 p.m. meeting, which will meet at Beth Am in Room 16, Upper Campus

For more information about this meeting, or the Beth Am Women Book Group, email bawgroups@betham.org.

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