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Balancing on the mechitza : transgender in Jewish community / edited by Noach Dzmura.

Contributor(s): Dzmura, Noach.
Series: Io series ; no. 66.Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, c2010Description: xxix, 250 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Subject(s): Transgenderism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Jewish transgender people -- Religious life
Contents:
Abandonment to the body's desire / Rachel Pollack -- Hoowahyoo? / Kate Bornstein -- The trayf Jew / Chav Doherty -- Transparent on high / Maggid Jhos Singer -- Lech lecha! / Eliron Hamburger -- Crossing the mechitza / Beth Orens -- Queering the Jew & jewing the queer / Ri J Turner -- Spiritual lessons I have learned from transsexuals / Margaret Moers Wenig -- The god thing / Joy Ladin -- Ritual for gender transition (male to female) / Catherine Madsen & Joy Ladin -- Narrow bridge / Aaron Devor -- Ya�amdu / Ari Lev Fornari -- Hearing beneath the surface: crossing gender boundaries at the Ari mikveh / Tucker Lieberman -- Hatafat dam brit (extracting a drop of blood) / Martin Rawlings-Fein -- Becoming a good boy / Max Strassfeld -- Opshernish / Tobaron Waxman -- Self-portrait as pshat / Tobaron Waxman -- Re-mapping the road from Sinai / Judith Plaskow & Elliot Kukla -- Baruch dayan emet: translating death into life / Lynn Greenhough -- Intersexed bodies in Mishnah (a translation) / Noach Dzmura (trans.) -- An ancient strategy for managing gender ambiguity / Noach Dzmura -- Regulating the human body / Charlotte Fonrobert.
Summary: "While the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality, many transgender and gender-variant people sit in the congregation, marry under the chuppah, and create Jewish families. Balancing on the Mechitza gives voice to this movement in Jewish culture"--Provided by publisher.
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Abandonment to the body's desire / Rachel Pollack -- Hoowahyoo? / Kate Bornstein -- The trayf Jew / Chav Doherty -- Transparent on high / Maggid Jhos Singer -- Lech lecha! / Eliron Hamburger -- Crossing the mechitza / Beth Orens -- Queering the Jew & jewing the queer / Ri J Turner -- Spiritual lessons I have learned from transsexuals / Margaret Moers Wenig -- The god thing / Joy Ladin -- Ritual for gender transition (male to female) / Catherine Madsen & Joy Ladin -- Narrow bridge / Aaron Devor -- Ya�amdu / Ari Lev Fornari -- Hearing beneath the surface: crossing gender boundaries at the Ari mikveh / Tucker Lieberman -- Hatafat dam brit (extracting a drop of blood) / Martin Rawlings-Fein -- Becoming a good boy / Max Strassfeld -- Opshernish / Tobaron Waxman -- Self-portrait as pshat / Tobaron Waxman -- Re-mapping the road from Sinai / Judith Plaskow & Elliot Kukla -- Baruch dayan emet: translating death into life / Lynn Greenhough -- Intersexed bodies in Mishnah (a translation) / Noach Dzmura (trans.) -- An ancient strategy for managing gender ambiguity / Noach Dzmura -- Regulating the human body / Charlotte Fonrobert.

"While the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality, many transgender and gender-variant people sit in the congregation, marry under the chuppah, and create Jewish families. Balancing on the Mechitza gives voice to this movement in Jewish culture"--Provided by publisher.

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