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Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age

Ayala Fader


What would you do if you questioned your religious faith, but revealing that would cause you to lose your family and the only way of life you had ever known? This book tells the fascinating, often heart-wrenching stories of married ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and women in twenty-first-century New York who lead “double lives” in order to protect those they love. While they no longer believe that God gave the Torah to Jews at Mount Sinai, these hidden heretics continue to live in their families and religious communities, even as they surreptitiously break Jewish commandments and explore forbidden ... More

Keywords: Jews, religious communities, religious faith, hidden heretics, religious doubt, social change, digital age, religious uncertainty, religious scepticism, moral compromise

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691169903
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169903.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayala Fader, author
Fordham University