Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world - only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at 18 is arranged, and several children soon follow.
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On this week's In Bed, Shulem Deen, author and narrator of All Who Do Not Return, describes abandoning a Hasidic cult in which, on his wedding night, he knew how to broker a real-estate deal in ancient Babylon - but didn't know the fundamentals of how babies get made.