By Heather Paul
‘In the Torah, name changes signify moments of transformation.’ In the lives of transgender Jews, they are just as powerful
Names are powerful in Judaism. In the Torah, name changes signify moments of transformation; our Jewish ancestors Avraham, Sarah, and Yisrael each received new names as part of their journeys. As a child, Spencer Kaseff struggled with self-loathing. Assigned female at birth, but unsure of his gender identity, Spencer was deeply sensitive and spent a…
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