Shulem Deen

Johanna Lawshea

Shulem Deen is the former blogger known as “Hasidic Rebel,” and the founding editor of Unpious, an online journal for voices on the Hasidic fringe. His work has appeared in Salon, the Brooklyn Rail, Tablet Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, and elsewhere. He 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. Deen is the author of All Who Go Do Not Return (Graywolf Press), a memoir about growing up in and then leaving one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the U.S.