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Ritual Reconstructed Visual Ethnography

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Searle Kochberg talks about visual ethnography, his documentary film making research and his most recent project called ‘Ritual Reconstructed’. Jewish rituals for the LGBT community is the subject matter. Watch the interview here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_DUjMO_Q0s&feature=em-share_video_user CCI TV Research Matters…

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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On telling our personal stories of ritual bricolage

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Listen to the podcast here   Sef Townsend Sef Townsend draws on his own personal experience of living and working on all five continents; and on reminiscence and language support work in immigrant and refugee communities to inform…

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…

Ritual Reconstructed

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Ritual Reconstructed Recently, I attended a focus group run by Ritual Reconstructed “Relationships: on being Jewish and LGBTQI” which looked at how multiple identities impact or interact in relationships with family, friends & the community; attitude to faith/culture…

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…