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Courtesy Joshua Safran
Joshua Safran: From Wiccan Love Child to Orthodox Jew November 20, 2017
Joshua Safran was born in 1975 into a coven of radical feminist witches. His mother revered a pantheon of goddesses, spirits, and energies, and was determined to keep her son out of the mainstream and off the grid. So he spent his early childhood as a kind of nomad, hitchhiking for thousands of miles, living in buses, vans, even in an ice cream truck. Then one day he discovered he was Jewish, and after years of wandering he finally felt he had found a home. He told his story to Maureen in 2013.

Joshua Safran, author of Free Spirit: Growing up On the Road and Off the Grid


Safran's mother, Claudia.