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The Return of Shulem Deen

By: Ayla K. Cline, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 
September 8, 2017

Shulem Deen is the author of the award-winning memoir All Who Go Do Not Return, an account of growing up in and then leaving the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the U.S. He returns to Cornell’s Ithaca campus on Tuesday, September 26, after after his original visit was canceled due to a March blizzard.  Deen will discuss his harrowing and illuminating memoir in a lecture at 5:30 pm in Goldwin Smith Hall’s Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium. Tickets are not required and the public is invited to attend.

Deen is a former columnist for The Forward, and in 2015 was listed in the Forward 50, an annual list of American Jews with outsized roles on political and social issues. His articles have appeared in The New Republic, Salon, Tablet Magazine, and elsewhereHe serves as a board member at Footsteps, a New York City-based organization that offers assistance and support to those who have left the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. He lives in New York City.

Cornell Jewish Studies Program, and Cornell Hillel sponsor this lecture.

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