In the Zohar on Song of Songs, the letters of the Hebrew alef-bet are depicted as having a love life.
When a text’s meaning has been intentionally obscured, all bets are off. Such is the case with the Hebrew Bible.
In the bible, God is likened to a mother as well as to a father.
Did Mordecai “nurse” Esther? Did Isaiah prophesize that the future kings of Israel would be “nursing” kings?
The dual-gendered nature of Adam “is completely distorted by Bible translations which consistently capitalize the term as a proper name Adam.”
So far, we have looked at Eve as “he” and Noah repairing to “her” tent. Now we will take a look at Rebecca as a “young man.”
In the latest installment of Gender-Bending in the Torah, Rabbi Mark explores the idea of Noah retiring to his/her tent.
Rabbi Mark Sameth explores the dual-gendered nature of how Eve is referred to in the Torah.
In our time, the most significant reevaluation of the Hebrew Bible has been around the use of gendered language.