All Who Go Do Not Return

  • by Shulem Deen
  • Narrated by Shulem Deen
  • 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A moving and revealing exploration of Hasidic life and one man's struggles with faith, family, and community.
Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world - only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at 18 is arranged, and several children soon follow.
Deen's first transgression - turning on the radio - is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library and, later, the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. Now a heretic, he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows. His relationship with his family at stake, he is forced into a life of deception and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most: his five children.
In All Who Go Do Not Return, Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A must

For anyone who wants to embark on a insight journey of beliefs and doubts on who do we want to be
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- Reina S.B. "Reina"

lyrical, heartbreaking, understated

Really lovely memoir about leaving the faith of his birth. Not only a story of leaving one's faith, but also a story of becoming a full time aware adult.
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- Lia E. Festenstein

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios