Bal­anc­ing on the Mechitza: Trans­gen­der in Jew­ish Community

Noach Dzmu­ra, ed.
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October 7, 2011
While 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 the fem­i­nist 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 fam­i­lies. Bal­anc­ing on the Mechitza offers a mul­ti­fac­eted por­trait of this increas­ing­ly vis­i­ble community.

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