The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective

The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective

Nov 20, 2018 By Joy Ladin | Public Event audio

Reading some of the best-known Torah stories through the lens of transgender experience, Joy Ladin explores fundamental questions about how religious texts, traditions, and the understanding of God can be enriched by transgender perspectives, and how the Torah and trans lives can illuminate one another.

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Gender Inside and Outside the Camp

Gender Inside and Outside the Camp

Apr 28, 2017 By Joy Ladin | Commentary | Metzora | Tazria

The idea that others would examine and report on intimate details of our bodies—that such things would be of communal concern, and subject us to institutional regulation—may seem archaic. But as transgender people know, when it comes to gender, this kind of surveillance is alive and well.

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Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Mar 5, 2013 By Joy Ladin | Public Event audio

Dr. Joy Ladin, David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English, Stern College for Women – Yeshiva University, discusses her work Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders.

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