Queer Jews

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David Shneer, Caryn Aviv
Psychology Press, 2002 - Religion - 292 pages
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"Of all the major religions, Judaism is arguably the most welcoming of gays and lesbians. The contributors to Queer Jews offer a pioneering anthology of probing, insightful, humorous and soul-searching essays that explore the joys and the conflicts of being both Jewish and queer. Combining memoir, pop culture analysis, and stories from the front lines, Queer Jews introduces a new generation of post-Stonewall writers and scholars, who, together with well-known voices, present a dynamic vision of change, progress, and the future."--From publisher.
 

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reskimmed, 5 or 6 years after reading the first time. This time around, It felt more cliche, disengaged from the types of Judaism that I and my community call home. Steve Greenberg's essay about ... Read full review

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Contents

A Look Back at Twice Blessed
16
How a Liberationist Fem Understands Being a Queer Jew or How Taking Advice from a Prophet Even a Jewish One Is Un Transformative
23
On Being a Jewish Writer a Lesbian Writer and a Jewish Lesbian Writer
29
A Gay Orthodox Rabbi
36
Jewish Dyke BabyMaking
44
Or A Nontraditionally Gendered Hebrew School Teacher Tells All
55
Queer Naked Seder and Other Newish Jewish Traditions
70
Transgender at the Western Wall
84
Canadian Jews Sexuality and Relationships
156
Identity Community and Samesex Marriage
172
A Midrash on Angels in America and The Producers
189
From the Celluloid Closet to the Isle of Klezbos
199
A Simcha Diary
215
Israeli Gays and Lesbians Encounter Ziomism
224
Jewish Dykes Adopting Children
238
Taking Our Seder to the Streets
258

Wrestling with the Rabbinic Closet
100
Same Gender Weddings and Spiritual Renewal
111
The First Queer Jewish Street Protest
119
A Queer Jewish Education
135
A Traditional Jewish Lesbian Wedding
148
Glossary
271
Contributors
275
Index
283
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About the author (2002)

David Shneer is Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Denver and former Director of Education at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav in San Francisco.

Caryn Aviv is a sociologist at the University of California, San Francisco, who currently directs the Program for Collaborative Care at the UCSF Breast Care Center.

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