Abby Stein, a transgender woman who grew up Hasidic, says Hasidic texts about Isaac and Rebecca discuss transgender identity.
Many Jews, especially in the Orthodox world, feel that inclusivity is not such a simple change — not when it conflicts with Jewish law.
Jane Eisner, the Forward’s editor-in-chief, reflects on the New York Times profile of an Ohio neo-Nazi.
Let’s not forget that a present threat to a functioning liberal society also comes from another corner
The judge feared the family would be ostracized.
A prominent African-American transgender activist canceled her scheduled appearance at the Brown University Hillel after facing criticism for allegedly supporting the Jewish group’s “pinkwashing” of Israeli treatment of the Palestinians.
Schmekel was Brooklyn’s trans Jewish band. The group’s lyrics probed queer and trans identity to a klezmer/punk beat.
Introducing ‘Transgender and Jewish,’ a book about the lives of transgender Jews and the future of inclusion they are building.
For some transgender converts, turning to Judaism is intrinsically linked to gender transition. The process of soul-searching unearths one truth, then another.
When Max Strassfeld helped write a ritual for a friend’s transition, he mapped contemporary ideas about gender onto a very traditional Jewish space — the mikveh.