Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Unchosen : The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels, by Hella Winston

I got an email from a reader who has recently written a book which looks amazing.

Here's a quote from Amazon:

When Hella Winston began talking with Hasidic Jews for her doctoral dissertation in sociology, she was excited to be meeting with members of the highly insular Brooklyn Satmar sect... She never could have guessed what would happen next—that she would be introduced, slowly and covertly, to Hasidim deeply unhappy with their highly restrictive way of life and sometimes desperately struggling to leave their communities.


Unchosen : The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels, by Hella Winston

14 comments:

Mis-nagid said...

I am so buying that.

Enigma4U said...

I don't know how they got the cover shot, and whether it's staged or real, but it's a great one!

Mis-nagid said...

BTW, when's the book about misnagidish rebels being written? :-)

Ben Avuyah said...

Looks like a good book, I wonder how she got so close to the Satmar society, especially being female.

Coco said...

M-N,
It will be written when you write it!

ClooJew said...
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BrooklynWolf said...

It looks very interesting. I've added it to my Amazon wish list, as a reminder to pick it up when it comes out.

The Wolf

Avi said...

The book supposedly comes out in September or November. I already called my library and told them to be on the lookout for it. This one I gotta read.

Bruce Lokeinsky said...

And she never called me!

Anonymous said...

Probably fictionalized work based on her own biases and preconceptions

Mentch said...

Anon,

You should probably read it before probably giving a probably biased review on a book you probably never read.

rh said...

Looks very interesting. I wonder if it will be available in the UK.

mivami said...

what about the lynn davidman book? anyone know about that?? that is about those disaffected by orthodoxy bikhelal, lav davka hasidim.

jjew said...

We should not derive pleasure from this; if there is a problem in that community, it has to be addressed.