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  • Uncovered
  • Leah Lax
  • English
  • 10 December 2017
  • 9781631529955

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Leah Lax ↠ 8 Free read Read ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Leah Lax Free download Uncovered Emoir Uncovered is the first memoir to tell of a gay woman leaving the Hasidic fold Told in understated crystalline prose Lax begins her story as a young teen leaving her liberal secular home. Uncovered How I left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home is a riveting tale of Leah Lax s journey into an ultra Orthodox Jewish sect marriage family and the acknowledgment after years of soul searching and angst that she is a lesbian As a Jewish lesbian myself I couldn t wait to go along with her storyWhat I didn t expect to discover was that she had grown up in Dallas as I had and we both attended the same synagogue although she s a few years older than me and I didn t know her But the familiarity of the story permeated throughout This book was a fascinating glimpse into the world of modern day Hasidism through Leah s eyes Once I started the book I couldn t wait to carve out time to get back as the tale was riveting and the writing masterful I found myself talking to her as I read urging her to make different decisions and to come to terms with who she really is As the story built towards the climax I found myself wanting to read the seuel to find out what happens to her her children and her husbandRead this book you won t be disappointed I was sorry to reach the endby Debra Winegartenfor Story Circle Book Reviewsreviewing books by for and about women The Tragedy of Macbeth of a gay woman leaving the Hasidic fold Told in understated crystalline prose Lax begins her story as a young teen leaving her liberal secular home. Uncovered How I left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home is a riveting tale Bishops Angel of Leah Lax s journey into an ultra Orthodox Jewish sect marriage family and the acknowledgment after years Bedhead Skin Deep #3 of soul searching and angst that she is a lesbian As a Jewish lesbian myself I couldn t wait to go along with her storyWhat I didn t expect to discover was that she had grown up in Dallas as I had and we both attended the same synagogue although she s a few years Sticks and Stones Broken Heart #2 older than me and I didn t know her But the familiarity 50 Debate Prompts for Kids Reproducible Debate Sheets Complete with Background and ProCon Points That Get Kids Reading Writing Speaking and T of the story permeated throughout This book was a fascinating glimpse into the world Curiosity of modern day Hasidism through Leah s eyes Once I started the book I couldn t wait to carve Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 out time to get back as the tale was riveting and the writing masterful I found myself talking to her as I read urging her to make different decisions and to come to terms with who she really is As the story built towards the climax I found myself wanting to read the seuel to find An Anthropomorphic Century out what happens to her her children and her husbandRead this book you won t be disappointed I was sorry to reach the endby Debra Winegartenfor Story Circle Book Reviewsreviewing books by for and about women

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Leah Lax ↠ 8 Free read Read ë eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Leah Lax Free download Uncovered Writers' League of Texas Discover AwardFinalist Pirate's AlleyPEN Faulkner May Sarton Award Chautauua Prizea Redbook Magazine and Good Housekeeping Best Book of 20152016 Wordwrite Award for m. I ve always been curious to read the memoirs of people who leave a fundamental religious group to join the larger population I wonder about what life is like inside those ultra religious communities I also wonder how a person can come to leave everything she has known So when a GR friend listed this book on her to read list I contacted my library and reserved a copy This book differs from the others I ve read in that the author was not born into a family living in a fundamentalist community Leah Lax was born in Texas to a family which was nominally Jewish but primarily secular She rebelled against her own family not because of their religious laxness no pun intended but because of their severe dysfunction Lax and both her sisters were both abused and neglected In addition to her problematic family situation Lax is also troubled by her own sexual attraction to women She does not then recognize what she is feeling and decides to follow a traditional path by joining a Hasidic group Her decision to join the Lubavitcher Hasidic sect was not one she made uickly She had investigated the sect for years attending all sorts of outreach programs for Jews returning to the orthodox faith before she finally decided to accept membership in the group Once in she gets married immediately to a religious man whom she hardly knows Lax is honest enough to say she could have turned this man down she could have asked uestions about him But she did not It might have helped if she had had her own religious family to advise and protect her But she did not She was so eager to escape her own family and her sexuality that she dove right inOnce she has joined the group and married she does what she can to make this religion work for her and her new family She is truly attracted to the trance like and frenzied states that exemplify how this charismatic sect worships God She tries to become the good person God wants her to be She still has images of herself loving women but she sees this as her desire to be a man so as to be a full member of the faith One who does not want to know a truth will find many ways to interpret experience thoughts and dreams She is afraid to have children right away and she and her husband get a rabbinical dispensation that allows them to use a diaphragm for a year And then the children come seven of them Her husband leaves all housework and child care to her a reality Lax insists is not true of all of the Hasidic families she knows And the years fly by But Lax never is able to bury her desire for women nor ignore the call to the arts that had defined her early life and her education she had studied cello at college And so she looks for ways to expand her life She is fortunate in many of the contacts she makes especially the feminist writer Rosellen Brown and the MFA creative writing program at the University of Houston And bit by bit over a period of years she builds the new life and new nexus of friendships and colleagues she will need to live that new life She maintains her Jewish faith joining a gay and lesbian synagogue She reconnects with her sisters and mother who says she is glad that her daughter is finally coming homeOf course a memoir is the memory of the person writing it And Lax has shaped this carefully giving clues all along so that the shifts and turns in her life path are not really that shocking to the reader What we want to know is why she waited so long Even as she leaves the Hasidic sect she had belonged to for decades she is clear to show its attractive side She discusses the beauty of the rituals and the security of truly belonging to a large group One who knows little about this orthodox faith can learn much here At the same time she sees the need to have rabbis approve every move seemingly outside the Law as an infantilization of its adherents She deals with her own guilt over abandoning her family And there is an epilogue which tells us she has found love and maintained contact with all seven of her children four of whom have also left Hasidism behind

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