Entries by Chatzkaleh Kofer

Becoming Acher by I.M. Acher (part 2 of 3)

Chapter 2: Elisha dies, Acher’s Inception And [Jesus] said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.  Therefore, the son of man is also the Lord of the Sabbath.—Mark (2:26-7, NKJV). Washington Heights, Summer of 2002.   People often wonder what caused me to become such a heretic. There […]

Becoming Acher by I.M. Acher (part 1 of 3)

Genesis The following is the three chapters (1, 2 and 5) of my memoir, tentatively titled I Am Acher. Some of the material has already appeared on my blog, I Am Acher. While the market already is saturated with plenty of OTD memoirs, many of which are more interesting and gut-wrenching than my story, I still […]

Shana’s Story

Shana is in her forties, mother of five and lives with her partner in the tri-state area. She is a writer and an English teacher. Hi Shana. On your Twitter account (details below), you describe yourself as as “Survivor of ultra-orthodox Judaism, atheist, lesbian, liberal, author of The Sins of Our Daughters: A Memoir.” Which […]