Freiing Out

Why People Go Off the Derech & What We Can do About It

By Binyamin Tanny

Format: Softcover

Pages: 176

ISBN: 978-1-936068-32-6


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Do you want to know why people abandon their Judaism?
Binyamin did, as he watched friends and siblings go "off the derech," certain he would soon follow. While the people around him cast blame on parents, teachers, rabbis, the system, hypocrisy in the community and so on, Binyamin wanted to know the real reason, or at least a solution -- and the solution was not blame. What he discovered shocked him. After years of fighting his way through multiple religious systems, much soul searching, and speaking with hundreds of parents, educators and youth around the world, he is sharing his discoveries.
Freiing Out examines the six types of people at risk, eleven key factors that may contribute to going off the derech and eight techniques that can be utilized to prevent people from leaving their Judaism. As Jewish education is crucial in keeping alignment with observance, this book aims to identify what good Jewish education is, how to find balance between Jewish and secular education, and how it all relates to home and school life.
This is not the kind of book to read and say, "interesting research." It is firsthand experience and a wealth of inside information that will move parents and educators to take action and prevent more Jewish children from losing their connection to Judaism.