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Queer Jews

Author: David Shneer; Caryn Aviv
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Shneer; Caryn Aviv
ISBN: 0415931665 9780415931663 0415931673 9780415931670 0415941288 9780415941280
OCLC Number: 49403571
Awards: Short-listed for Lambda Literary Awards (Spirituality) 2002
Description: xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: heeding Isaiah's call / David Shneer and Caryn Aviv --
Creating our histories: a look back at Twice Blessed / Avi Rose and Christie Balka --
How a "liberationist" Fem understands being a queer Jew, or how taking advice from a prophet, even a Jewish one, is (Un)transformative / Joan Nestle --
The writing on the wall: on being a Jewish writer, a Lesbian Writer, and a Jewish Lexbian writer / Leslea Newman --
A gay Orthodox Rabbi / Steve Greenberg --
Jewish Dyke baby-making / Hadar Dubowsky --
A young man from Chelm: or a nontraditionally gendered Hebrew school teacher tells all / Jaron Kanegson --
Queer naked Seder and other newish Jewish traditions/ Jill Nagle --
Whose side are you on?: transgender at the wester wall / TJ Michels and Ali Cannon --
In the Aron Kodesh: wrestling with the Rabbinic closet / Anonymous --
Kol Sason v'Kol Simcha, Kol Kalah v'Kol Kalah: same gender weddings and spiritual renewal / Jane Rachel Litman --
Without standing down: the first queer Jewish street protest /Jonathan Krasner --
Out at school : a queer Jewish education / David Shneer --
Breaking ground: a traditional Jewish lesbian wedding / Inbal Kashtan --
Remaking family: Canadian Jews, sexuality, and relationships / Oscar Wolfman --
Remembering the stranger: identity, community, and same-sex marriage / Joanne Cohen --
Lost Jewish (Male) souls: a midrash on Angels in America and The Producers / Jyl Lynn Felma --
Outing the archives: from the celluloid closet to the Isle of Klezbos / Eve Sicular --
Trembling on the road: a Simcha diary / Sandi Simcha Dubowski --
Israeli gays and lesbians encounter Zionism / Ruti Kadish --
All points bulletin: Jewish dykes adopting children / Marla Brettschneider --
"Next year in freedom!" : taking our Seder to the streets / Jo Hirshmann and Elizabeth Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by David Shneer & Caryn Aviv.
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These essays explore the various ways queer Jews are creating new forms of Jewish communities and institutions, and demanding that traditional Jewish communities become more inclusive.  Read more...

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