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Transgender Jews

How Ritual Baths Present Obstacles Of Inclusion For Transgender Jews

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Converting to Judaism about a year ago, a transgender man in Washington, D.C., asked his rabbi a pointed question about the last step in the pro...

The Forward Takes a Look at the Lives of Transgender Jews

Naomi Zeveloff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Naomi Zeveloff

After a few Jewish LGBT advocates told me that transgender inclusion was the "new frontier," I began to look more closely at how Jewish settings are welcoming trans Jews, and at how trans Jews are creating communities of their own.

Jewish And Transgender: Follow The Words Of Hillel

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 04.26.2012 | Religion
Leora Tanenbaum

On the face of it, "Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders" (just out from University of Wisconsin Press) is the story of how Jay ...

Transgender Jews: Breaking Down One Wall, Praying At Another

Idit Klein | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Idit Klein

Israel is a country in which life is rigidly defined by gender. This is experienced most starkly at the Western Wall. And yet, this is a space where transgender people have no place at all.