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Gender and Torah – towards a deeper understanding

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Gender and Torah

Published: 3 January 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

These Summer suggestions were prompted by Caroline Rothstein’s brilliant performance at Limmud Fest in November 2016 on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Joy Ladin, the author of the first essay, is a transgender professor at Yeshiva University in Manhattan – for more about her see here.

The Genesis of Gender – Joy Ladin – Tikkun 29.07.15
There is ample evidence that the great rabbis have long recognised the limits of binary male and female categories.
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And see:

‘My G-d is a Queer G-d’ – Caroline Rothstein – YouTube 18.01.15 [1:56]
Caroline also recited this poem at Limmud Fest.

Dolls and Feelings
– Ariel Levy – The New Yorker 14.12.16
The post-patriarchal television of Jill Soloway, director of the groundbreaking series ‘Transparent’.

Transgender kids learn Hebrew August 16, 2016


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