A Conversation with Leah Lax, Author of Uncovered


Leah Lax’s extraordinary new memoir is Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home. Lax, who is a lesbian, presents a rare and intimate account of a woman’s life among the insular Hasidim, the Jewish ultra-orthodox, where she had an arranged marriage and raised many children. Perhaps because she had to keep her hair and body covered, her voice and much that was essential about her muted as well, Uncovered, becomes a beautiful, lyrical exploration of the suppression that informs many people’s lives and the paths they may seek to self-knowledge.

Excerpt from Julie Enszer’s interview with Leah Lax in the Huffington Post- Read more.


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