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Finding Your True Self: Musings of a Black Bisexual Jew with Chaim Ezra Harrison. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! This online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event focuses on “facets of my life growing up in – and very slowly opening – the closet,” writes Chaim Ezra Harrison. In this recorded event Chaim explores discovering Judaism, navigating his Black/biracial identity, and how […]

Transkeit: Expanding Gender for Jews and Allies: A Pre-Publication Preview with Jane Rachel Litman and Jakob Hero-Shaw, editors. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here for a video recording of this online CLGS event! The book Expanding Gender: The Wisdom of Transkeit for Jews and Allies is an extraordinary collection of essays by trans Jews and allies that explores cutting edge ideas about gender through the lenses of tradition, art, autobiography, and solidarity. The volume features an analysis of […]

Conservative Impulses: Queers, Interfaith Couples, and Jewish Continuity with Professor Samira K. Mehta. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here for a video recording of this online Jewish Queeries Series CLGS event! In the final three decades of the twentieth century, Liberal American Judaism struggled to address two new challenges to longstanding conceptions of the Jewish family: interfaith marriage and same-gender relationships. The trajectories of these two issues raises the question: if non-Orthodox Jewish communities are more […]

“Post-Gay”: How Queer Values Benefit All People with Rabbi Joshua Lesser. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! Ten years ago, a prominent Jewish Gay historian wrote an article in a major Jewish newspaper about the “dim” future of LGBT synagogues.  As a sign of their “demise,” Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta was called a “Post-Gay Synagogue.”  When the congregation’s rabbi, […]

Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context with Professor Golan Moskowitz. An Online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event!

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Click here for a video recording of this event! The late Jewish American artist Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) changed the face of children’s literature and paved the way for the reconsiderations of monstrosity and Otherness that pervade contemporary media, from Sesame Street to Stranger Things.  His emotionally isolated, unruly, and ethnically particular protagonists use fantasy to resist social coercion and self-erasure. In Wild […]