Joy Ladin

Make Space for Transgender Jews at the Kotel

After a transgender woman was turned away from the Western Wall, Joy Ladin insists that Orthodox Jews must respect understandings of gender that differ from theirs.

Birth of the Future for Transgender Jews

Introducing ‘Transgender and Jewish,’ a book about the lives of transgender Jews and the future of inclusion they are building.

A Rip in the Fabric of Mother

In the beginning, there is gender. “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl,” we say. That’s our genesis, the bedrock on which we build our selves and our lives. That’s why when the gender of someone we love shifts, our selves, lives and world seem to heave and shudder.