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I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
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Jun 20, 2012

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The beauty of this book is it's exploration of any religious system or thought that is restrictive and narrow. I think it stresses that any fundamental religion that relies on rules to guide our every thought and detail of our life is controlling and punitive.Such a religious observance robs us of humane thoughts ,feelings and our curiosity and questioning. Fundamentalist religions that have "leaders" in authoritative positions to interpret our lives are to be questioned as are their beliefs. This story deals with the Jewish Hasidim. After the initial introduction of the characters, time and place, the book runs through lifetimes quickly. It 's underlying message is about the restrictions of fundamentalist thought and the damage it does. In today's culture, one often yearns for simple rules and ways to live and wishes for less choices but the consequences of living a rigid, directed life are told here in an intense and powerful manner.

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Laura I am going to have to put this on my to-read list!

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