Queer Jews

Queer Jews

by David Shneer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415931665

ISBN-13: 9780415931663

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Queer Jews describes how queer Jews are changing Jewish American culture, creating communities and making room for themselves, as openly, unapologetically queer and Jewish. Combining political analysis and personal memoir, these essays explore the various ways queer Jews are creating new forms of Jewish communities and institutions, and demanding that Jewish

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Queer Jews describes how queer Jews are changing Jewish American culture, creating communities and making room for themselves, as openly, unapologetically queer and Jewish. Combining political analysis and personal memoir, these essays explore the various ways queer Jews are creating new forms of Jewish communities and institutions, and demanding that Jewish communities become more inclusive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415931663
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. IMixed Blessings
Introduction: Heeding Isaiah's Call3
Creating Our Histories: A Look Back at Twice Blessed16
How a "Liberationist" Fem Understands Being a Queer Jew, or How Taking Advice from a Prophet, Even a Jewish One, Is (Un)Transformative23
Pt. IIIdentity
The Writing on the Wall: On Being a Jewish Writer, a Lesbian Writer, and a Jewish Lesbian Writer29
A Gay Orthodox Rabbi36
Jewish Dyke Baby-Making44
A Young Man from Chelm: Or A Nontraditionally Gendered Hebrew School Teacher Tells All55
Queer Naked Seder and Other Newish Jewish Traditions70
Whose Side Are You On?: Transgender at the Western Wall84
In the Aron Kodesh: Wrestling with the Rabbinic Closet100
Pt. IIIInstitutions
Kol Sason v'Kol Simcha, Kol Kalah v'Kol Kalah: Same Gender Weddings and Spiritual Renewal111
Without Standing Down: The First Queer Jewish Street Protest119
Out at School: A Queer Jewish Education135
Breaking Ground: A Traditional Jewish Lesbian Wedding148
Remaking Family: Canadian Jews, Sexuality, and Relationships156
Remembering the Stranger: Identity, Community, and Same-sex Marriage172
Pt. IVCulture
Lost Jewish (Male) Souls: A Midrash on Angels in America and The Producers189
Outing the Archives: From the Celluloid Closet to the Isle of Klezbos199
Trembling on the Road: A Simcha Diary215
Israeli Gays and Lesbians Encounter Zionism224
All Points Bulletin: Jewish Dykes Adopting Children238
"Next Year in Freedom!": Taking Our Seder to the Streets258
Glossary271
Contributors275
Index283

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