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Hidden HereticsJewish Doubt in the Digital Age$
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Ayala Fader

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691169903

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691169903.001.0001

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Family Secrets

Family Secrets

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Hidden Heretics

Ayala Fader

Princeton University Press

This chapter focuses on the moral implications for children of parents living double lives. It brings to light how double-life parents often tried to subtly introduce new ideas to their children despite keeping their life–changing doubt secret. It also highlights the influence of double life parents that led to ethical and emotional dilemmas for their children, especially for ultra-Orthodox teenagers. The chapter explains how choice was part of the double-life moral system, which is in direct contrast to ultra-Orthodoxy but is aligned with contemporary American liberal values about the individual. The chapter describes the double lifers' moral framework as individuals that used their autonomy to make ethical choices in the context of their secretly shared liberal values of pluralism, tolerance, and striving for personal fulfilment.

Keywords:   double lives, double-life parents, life-changing doubt, ultra-Orthodox teenagers, double-life moral system, American liberal values, pluralism, tolerance, personal fulfilment

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