Uncovered

Uncovered PDF Uncovered Author Leah Lax Horsebackridingnewjersey.us Writers League Of Texas Discover AwardFinalist Pirate S Alley PEN Faulkner, May Sarton Award, Chautauqua Prizea Redbook Magazine And Good Housekeeping Best Book Of 20152016 Wordwrite Award For Memoir 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 To Become A Hasidic Jew, Then Plumbs The Nuances Of Her Arranged Marriage, Fundamentalist Faith, And Hasidic Motherhood, As Her Creative, Sexual, And Spiritual Longings Shimmer Beneath The Surface.

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  • Paperback
  • 348 pages
  • Uncovered
  • Leah Lax
  • English
  • 23 October 2017
  • 1631529951

10 thoughts on “Uncovered

  1. says:

    This is a memoir about a woman s experience as part of a Hasidic Ultra Orthodox Jewish community in Texas I was reading it for the book club, driving myself to read a certain number of pages per day and get done, so I had a sense of obedience and subjecting my will to that of others that let me feel a little of what the author is describing although in my case there were just seven days of 50 pages per day before my obedience, this time, would be over.This book purports to be a voyage of dis This is a memoir about a woman s experience as part of a Hasidic Ultra Orthodox Jewish community in Texas I was reading it for the book club, driving myself to read a certain number of pages per day and get done, so I had a sense of obedience and subjecting my will to th...

  2. says:

    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 communi 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 ...

  3. says:

    I truly wanted to like this book But ultimately I couldn t because as the story evolved, I found that I really don t care for Ms Lax s attitude Initially, it seemed as though she had barely been exposed to a Hassidic lifestyle as a woman from Texas who gets swept in by Chabad Much of her early story is reminiscent of a sociology study I read years ago about the different paths to Judaism that different types of women take, Tradition in a Rootles...

  4. says:

    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 story.What 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 th 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 story.What 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 o...

  5. says:

    I listened to the audio Compelling and addictive.

  6. says:

    I gave Uncovered How I left Hasidic life and finally came home three stars because I read it in 2 days so I must have been immersed I thought the author, Lax wrote well and that she had a story that I was interested in But as a Jewish woman who is learning about Chabad Lubivitch, I thought her truth was skewed by her past, her anger and her personality I respect her truth, but her anger and attitude toward her family was harsh She speaks about her mother as a hoarder but admits when her I gave Uncovered How I left Hasidic life and finally came home three stars because I read it in 2 days so I must have been immersed I thought the author, Lax wrote well and that she had a story that I was interested in But as a Jewish woman who is learning about Chabad Lubivitch, I thought her truth was skewed by her past, her anger and her personality I respect her truth, but her anger and attitude toward her family was harsh She speaks about her mother as a hoarder but admits when her father leaves for the hospital, her mother has cleaned up her act so who was the hoarder and what happened She paints her mother as cold and perhaps colluding with her father s sexual abuse of her and her sisters yet she doesn t really go into much detail about anyone but herself What I liked most and oddly disliked most was the way she describes the spiri...

  7. says:

    Original review at www.125pages.com I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.4 StarsLeah Lax is the perfect Hasidic woman Teaching young believers and speaking at conferences while raising her seven children, some would say her life was ideal But as Leah ages she feels less sure of her place in both her life and her religion Taking control of her future is scary, heart wrenching and freeing Learning to become true to herself is the heart of this journey.I was initially Original review at www.125pages.com I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.4 StarsLeah Lax is the perfect Hasidic woman Teaching young believers and speaking at conferences while raising her seven children, some would say her life was ideal But as Leah ages she feels less sure of her place in both her life and her religion Taking control of her future is scary, heart wrenching and freeing Learning to become true to herself is the heart of this journey.I was initially unsure of a memoir written by an ex Hasidic Jew, as that is a religion that does not seem oppressive to me, so I feared...

  8. says:

    This is largely about the Hasidic religion and way of life It is a powerful book in which Leah Lax tells us about her choices, or lack of them, as a wife and mother She enters this way of life as a young adult and brings up 7 children before she finally sees the light , or comes home, as she puts it Completely brainwashed into following all sorts of religious laws, including the wearing of a wig, long skirts, tights, and numerous lifestyle restrictions, Leah begins to question her life but This is largely about the Hasidic religion and way of life It is a powerful book in which Leah Lax tells us about her choices, or ...

  9. says:

    Leah s journey led the reader to understand a woman and what plights she may go through The reader learns about Hasidic life through Leah s eyes Learning about Hasidic life doesn t bog down the reader Instead, it adds to Leah s journey and makes her life heavy As a woman I could relate to the expectations put upon Leah To me, those expectations became burdens on Leah.As a reader, I found this book quite readable I enjoyed reading about Leah s life and was happy for her in the end.I receiv Leah s...

  10. says:

    Let me start out by sharing a little about me I grew up in a suburb of Akron, Ohio It was a relatively rural community and we never seemed to have conversations about people s religions No one family seemed any different than another Later though, as I grew up and relocated to an eastside suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, I first began to learn about the Hasidic community On the weekends, if we were in the neighborhood next to ours, you d see Hasidic jews walking to temple I didn t know anything Let me start out by sharing a little about me I grew up in a suburb of Akron, Ohio It was a relatively rural community and we never seemed to have conversations about people s religions No one family seemed any different than another Later though, as I grew up and relocated to an eastside suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, I first began to learn about the Hasidic community On the weekends, if we were in the neighborhood next to ours, you d see Hasidic jews walking to temple I didn t know anythingabout the community other than how they looked on the outside.So onto this book reviewn this book, Uncovered How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home, however, th...

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