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Heretic in the House: Nebech

What does it mean to shed that self-perception?
Naomi Seidman is a former Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, and a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. Her publications include Faithful Renderings: Jewish—Christian Difference and the Politics of Difference (Chicago, 2006), The Marriage Plot, Or, How Jews Fell in

Heretic in the House takes us on a deeply moving journey with believers and heretics to uncover their hidden stories.

Episode 3: Nebech

The secular world has a narrative about what it means to leave Orthodox Judaism. The Orthodox world has a narrative, too, one that treats those who leave as pitiful people who were dealt a bad hand in life. This story is so deeply ingrained that even those who leave take it with them, whether they want to or not. What does it mean to shed that self-perception?

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Other episodes in this series:

  • Episode 1: Telling the Tale
  • Episode 2: Shunning
  • Episode 4:  You’re So Brave

Heretic in the House is a limited podcast series from the Shalom Hartman Institute.

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