“Leaving the Fold” Recommended for students!

Quitter le bercail (2008)

Should Eric Scott‘s film Leaving the Fold become a staple in the film library of any social or religious studies department? That is the recommendation of Penn State University.

Leaving the Fold 2008

Leaving the Fold profiles five young men and women who left “ultra-orthodox” Hasidic Jewish communities and started new lives in the secular world. They talk about why they chose secular life, what happened when they left home, and the impact Orthodox Judaism still has on their lives. (…) This film is highly recommended for students in Jewish studies or those interested in the tensions between the secular world and Orthodox Jews.

– Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg – February 22, 2010 – Educational Media Reviews Online

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