Tag: Gender

Transgender Day Materials

Here are some notes on the Torah portion, Chayei Sarah, prepared in conjunction with Transgender Remembrance Day/Kabbalat Shabbat at Occupy K Street. Chayei Sarah and Transgender Remembrance And here is the liturgy Transgender Shabbat Liturgy […]

Breishit: Language and Translation

Language issues in early chapters of Genesis/Breishit include differentiating between “adam” — which may or may not carry a specific gender — and “ish” and “ isha,” who are always gendered. Genesis/Breishit 1:27 involves a […]

Va’etchanan: Great Source(s)

“You shall love GOD, your God, with all your heart.”

Groundbreaking, Part 2

Part 2: Prayer Books, Gender and Sex “Groundbreaking” as dialogue across the spectrum?

Study Mechitza?

The Torah: A Women’s Commentary  is a great new resource, from women Torah scholars highlighting women in the Torah and women’s perspectives on the Torah.

New “Ball of Fire”?

The Torah: A Women’s Commentary — published in 2008 by the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) — includes full English and Hebrew Torah texts interspersed with commentary; introductory essays; and an overview, poetic “voices” and “another view” for each weekly portion. It […]