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  • It’s No Surprise Why Women Leave Orthodoxy

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    June 29, 2016 | 1:30 am

    Nishma Research has just come out with the results of a survey regarding why people leave Orthodox Judaism. Despite worries by Orthodox leaders that the internet will lure people away from the right path (derech) with promises of alcohol, drugs, rock and roll, and multiple sex...

  • New book tries to keep Orthodox, well, Orthodox

    By  Orit Arfa

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Off the Derech: Why Observant Jews Leave Judaism; How to Respond to the Challenge," by Faranak Margolese (Devora, 2005).
    Several years ago, I received an online questionnaire asking things like: "If you had to attribute your not being observant to one thing, what would it...