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Off the Derech by Faranak Margolese examines one of the most pressing issues in the Jewish world today - why orthodox Jews stop practicing Judaism.
Based on a study which involved hundreds of people who have gone off the derech, as well as in-depth interviews with psychologists, educators, program directors, prominent rabbis and other experts in the field, this groundbreaking book reveals the multi-layered causes for defection and presents possible solutions to the growing problem. It is an invaluable resource for all Jewish parents, teachers, psychologists, sociologists, social workers, and rabbis alike.
Off the Derech is mandatory reading for every rabbi, teacher and parent.
- Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD