Thought and Leaders

Off the Derech - The choice to leave the Chosen People. A documentary about Cults and power

September 08, 2020 Jonathan Gabay Season 4 Episode 10
Thought and Leaders
Off the Derech - The choice to leave the Chosen People. A documentary about Cults and power
Chapters
00:02:04
Lindsy's story
00:20:36
Menashe's story
00:37:32
Esther's story
01:02:46
Isaac's narrative
Thought and Leaders
Off the Derech - The choice to leave the Chosen People. A documentary about Cults and power
Sep 08, 2020 Season 4 Episode 10
Jonathan Gabay

Cults in 2020 are closer to home than you assume.

Rather than being exceptions, cults are becoming sub-cultures of the world’s major Judea-Islamic- Christian faiths. 

In such closed communities, leaders believe that strength lies in similarities rather than differences. To protect perceptions and insulate communities, issues such as abuse are concealed.  

In this extended edition of Thought and Leaders with Together in Isolation, we talk to people from the closed world of Jewish Chasidic communities forced to sacrifice birth-right beliefs.

Many not only lost their faith but families.

Off The Derech is our very first full-length audio documentary.

Whilst controversial, this documentary aims to be sensitive and balanced.

We thought hard and long over whether to even publish Off the Derech.
 
We almost didn’t.

However, the contributors urged us to publish. So for their sake and many like them, we have.

You will hear four interlinked stories 

Lindsy (Start of the documentary).
Menashe (20mins -36 into the documentary).
Esther (37 minutes 32 into the documentary) 
and Isaac (1hr.2mins,46 seconds into the broadcast).

To fully appreciate the documentary please listen to ALL the stories IN SEQUENCE.

Each has its own audio chapter for your convenience.

Please let us know your thoughts once you have heard the entirety.

(1 hour 32 minutes of total listening time).

Subscribe to Thought and Leaders podcast via your favourite podcast app.

We acknowledge, all contributors' courage to speak out not just for themselves but thousands around the world whose voices will NEVER be heard.

If you are looking for award-winning content  please DM or email reinvent@me.com

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Cults in 2020 are closer to home than you assume.

Rather than being exceptions, cults are becoming sub-cultures of the world’s major Judea-Islamic- Christian faiths. 

In such closed communities, leaders believe that strength lies in similarities rather than differences. To protect perceptions and insulate communities, issues such as abuse are concealed.  

In this extended edition of Thought and Leaders with Together in Isolation, we talk to people from the closed world of Jewish Chasidic communities forced to sacrifice birth-right beliefs.

Many not only lost their faith but families.

Off The Derech is our very first full-length audio documentary.

Whilst controversial, this documentary aims to be sensitive and balanced.

We thought hard and long over whether to even publish Off the Derech.
 
We almost didn’t.

However, the contributors urged us to publish. So for their sake and many like them, we have.

You will hear four interlinked stories 

Lindsy (Start of the documentary).
Menashe (20mins -36 into the documentary).
Esther (37 minutes 32 into the documentary) 
and Isaac (1hr.2mins,46 seconds into the broadcast).

To fully appreciate the documentary please listen to ALL the stories IN SEQUENCE.

Each has its own audio chapter for your convenience.

Please let us know your thoughts once you have heard the entirety.

(1 hour 32 minutes of total listening time).

Subscribe to Thought and Leaders podcast via your favourite podcast app.

We acknowledge, all contributors' courage to speak out not just for themselves but thousands around the world whose voices will NEVER be heard.

If you are looking for award-winning content  please DM or email reinvent@me.com

Lindsy's story
Menashe's story
Esther's story
Isaac's narrative