By Ruchama King Feuerman
(This article originally appeared in The Jewish Week in February 2005. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.)
In Wendy Shalit’s essay, “The Observant Reader,” which appeared in the New York Times Book Review, I was described, along with Risa Miller, as an insider’s insider – one who writes from the inside of Orthodox Judaism. Other writers were described as outsiders masquerading as insiders.
What is an insider? What is an outsider? This is a discussion which is complex and frustrating.
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