All information posted on this website is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The posts and information given in the publication of this blog are provided to help others understand the process of leaving Jewish orthodox religion.

I am not able to verify any statements, facts and claims of the contributors (interviewees) myself. Opinions and information provided are therefore sole responsibility of the contributors.

The blog owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

This policy is subject to change at anytime.

About the term ‘OTD’
I call my blog ‘OTD Stories’. I am aware there is a difficulty with this.

‘Off The Derech’ (‘Straying from the Path’) presupposes that there is one and only one correct path in life. Of course, this is the opinion of many orthodox Jews and I strongly disagree with this view.

I use the OTD term for mere convenience only. Many people, who are interested in content such as that in my blog, would search for ‘OTD’ and less for the following terms: skeptic, kofer, formerly frum, ex-orthodox or apikores.

Thanks you for your understanding!


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  1. I have just discovered your site & look forward to much reading.

    Here’s an original poem

    Slaughterhouse Rules
    by Sabi A-Libee, northwardb@gmail.com
    All rights reserved.

    Once I played the doubter
    and killed a sacred cow.
    I didn’t mean to do it.
    What would I do now?

    I had savored holy blood
    and scarce knew what I’d done
    but I swung my knife again
    and killed another one.

    I put away my blade,
    shaken to the core,
    but the taste on my tongue lingered
    and bid me butcher more.

    I raised my arm and slashed
    and quickly felled my third.
    Now no longer playing,
    I greatly culled the herd.

    Staggered by the slaughter
    of much that I’d held dear,
    “Where,” I cried to Heaven,
    “can I go from here?”

    I led the remaining cows
    away from what I’d known,
    my knife now dull from wear,
    into a land that wasn’t sown*.

    * See Yirmiyahu 2:2 (“Go and cry in the ears of Yerushalayim, saying,
    ‘Thus says Hashem; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the
    love of your espousals, when you went after Me in the wilderness, in a
    land that was not sown’…”)

    Sabi A-Libee


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