Foreskin's Lament

A Memoir

by Shalom Auslander

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Foreskin's Lament
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A Memoir
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Shalom Auslander

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Book Summary

An intimate account of the author's youth in a strict Orthodox community describes his dysfunctional family's vengeful personification of God, his exile to reform school after a childhood misdemeanor, and his efforts to make sense of his religious beliefs while connecting with the outside world.