Category - Press & Media

OPINION: Taking LGBT to the Knesset

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Legislators from across the political spectrum sitting around a table, moved to the point of tears and handing out tissues to each other. Who would have believed this could ever happen? Certainly not me – in Britain or…

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TLV1 Man, Woman & Everything in Between: Story of a Trans Jew.

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The theme of Tel Aviv’s Pride Parade this year is transgender rights. So, what does it feel like to question your own gender identity? To find yourself in-between the masculine and the feminine? Surat-Shaan Knan shares his journey…

How recognizing LGBT Jewish identities and ritual practice enriches the entire Jewish community

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Today – as we are in Pride month in Israel I’m going to talk to you about the importance of ensuring that LGBT Jewish identities are reflected in discussions of theology and ritual practice to ensure that all…

Trans* Visibility and Empowerment Tel Aviv Pride Celebration 2015

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Transgender rights and visibility is the theme of this year’s Tel Aviv Pride Celebration. In a 40 Years of Pride panel, leading transgender activists from around the world discussed some of the most pressing issues facing the community.…

The Orange on the Seder Plate

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The photo  is of  feminist and Lesbian Rabbi, Sheila Shulman, who died recently. In the 2007 photo contributed by BKY, Rabbi Sheila Shulman is conducting the Passover Seder service with an “exotic” orange clearly visible on the Seder plate. In…

Notes Towards Shekhianu

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Adonai i thank that Moment preserved that brings me to this season the newness of apples fresh picked in the moment before their falls from my sister’s trees the windfall fruits; blackberries elderberries in common grounds we picked in…

For a Woman

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You touch the tender part of me to a point where I dare not even dare – knowing as always almonds and raisins the bitter and sweet. But as yet the sky has kindly refused to fall in.…

Tradition

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When I was a child my mother told me traditional stories, from her family tradition, and more banal ones she’d learned at school. When I grew up and wanted to record her stories, she insisted she’d forgotten them.…

Liberal Judaism’s new equality and diversity project website launch

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Liberal Judaism’s new equality and diversity project Ritual Reconstructed has launched an innovative and interactive website: http://ritualreconstructed.com/ Jewish people who identify as LGBTQI, and the wider audience, are invited to sign up to get access to exclusive film and…