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Es eeling too repetitive #for my taste Overall I m still glad to know that a book like this exists as it does help #my taste Overall I m still glad to know that a book like this exists as it does help the way or American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series future necessary discussions of Judaism gender and sexuality and I doeel knowledgeable having read it lots of essays very hit or miss some of them were really good many of them didn t even say that much This diverse anthology includes moving reflections on amily by Jhos Singer and Joy Ladin and analysis of halacha by Beth Orens Full disclosure an essay of mine originally published in Zeek is reprinted here Chav Doherty Eliron Hamburger Noach Dzmura and I WILL BE READING FROM THE BOOK be reading rom the book the synagogue Chochmat HaLev in San Francisco on May 26 2011 See The anthology is a inalist or a Lambda Literary Award the A portion of Jhos Singer s essay Transparent on High was recently posted on Killing the Buddha it looks amazing. Out the construction of Jewish personhood in Israel; a transman who serves as legal witness or a man a role not typically open to persons designated emale at birth during a conversion ritual; a man deprived of testosterone by an illness who comes to identify himself with passion and pride as a Biblical eunuch; and a gender variant person who explores how to adapt the masculine and eminine pronouns in Hebrew to reflect a non binary gender reali. ,

As a guide The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War for transgender acceptance and celebration within the Jewish community The idea of a Yeshiva administrator or struggling parent of a trans child picking this book up today and absorbing this language makes me very uncomfortableor obvious reasons That being said there were still many interesting theories relating to gender sexuality and Judaism that I haven t seen presented before and it #was very interesting to learn about them in detail I can t say I was overly impressed with the book #very Interesting To Learn About to learn about in detail I can t say I was overly impressed with the book multiple chapters Sicilian Lives felt groundbreaking many others justelt like summary of basic genderhalachic theory as if they were coddling cis people rather than directly addressing the trans audience the book was primarily meant to serve A lot of the chapters also overlapped in content without bringing any new ideology to the table which contributed to it sometim. N the Mechitza offers a multifaceted portrait of this increasingly visible communityThe contributors activists theologians scholars and other transgender Jews share Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art for theirst time in a printed volume their theoretical contemplations as well as rite of passage and other transformative stories Balancing on the Mechitza introduces readers to a secular transwoman who interviews her Israeli and Palestinian peers on the Mechitza introduces readers to a secular transwoman who interviews her Israeli and Palestinian peers provides cutting edge theory ab. I haven t read such a collection of personal "stories so ull of learning constructive suggestions and pure hope in a very long time Anyone anywhere on the "so The Protestant Temperament full of learning constructive suggestions and pure hope in a very long time Anyone anywhere on the spectrum in the Jewish community should read this More importantly anyone NOT on the LGBT spectrum who is in the Jewish community should read this Dzmura has clearly done his homework and selected a number of excellent writersrom across the range of Judaism gender expressions and geographical locations These are the voices of my riends and of my teachers and they dearly need to be heard This is not only #Recommended Reading In My Opinion #reading in my opinion should be reuired Reading this elt like a step The Radiant Child forward and a step back at the same time Being confronted with such outdated language to describe being trans or even to describe being gay was very difficult especially knowing that this book was meant to act. WINNER 2011 Lambda Literary Award Transgender Non FictionWhile the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality transgender and gender variant people have emerged as a distinct Jewish population and as a new chorus of voices Inspired and nurtured by the successes of theeminist and LGBT movements in the Jewish world Jews who identify with the “T” now sit in the congregation marry under the chuppah and create Jewish amilies Balancing Balancing on the Mechitza Transgender in Jewish Community

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