Kelsey sent me this call for submissions. There’s been a lot of talk on Jewlicious about tone, etc. and this will probably piss some of you off, but, c’est la vie. The text below is taken straight from the post on the topic at Jewschool.
It was only a matter of time before current or former ba’alei tshuvahs banded together to oppose the kiruv world’s radical policies, excesses, and lies.
That time is now.
If the Ultra-Orthodox compilations, essays, and movies about Ba’alei Tshuvah are to be believed, most stories follow a similar arc. Secular Jew discovers Ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Rejects secular world in its entirety. Marries like-minded newly religious spouse. Lives very fulfilling and meaningful life, and achieves higher and higher spiritual levels.
See the rest of the call for submissions here.