Other Resources


(Tips for Transgender Allies – Trans-etiquette) http://www.ritualwell.org/ritual/quick-tips-transgender-allies

Orbach, M (2013) In ‘Tablet’ online magazine 26/6/13 For LGBT Orthodox Jews, Growth of Social Media Creates a Safe Space Online http://tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/136001/lgbt-orthodox-jews-online

(Some Jewish couples are developing alternatives to a gendered, heterosexual matrimonial ceremony that can still work within Jewish tradition and law). In Which a Man Is Not Acquiring a Woman: A Wedding Redesign  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/04/toward-a-feminist-lgbt-friendly-jewish-wedding/284613/


(Pertaining to ‘Transparent’: see further below) http://www.myjewishlearning.com/blog/keshet/2014/11/13/the-jewish-themes-behind-the-tv-show-transparent/

(RR Team Member Surat Rathgeber Knan: ‘Ponderings of a Transgender Jew in the UK’) http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/the-ponderings-of-a-transgender-jew-in-the-uk/


Daniel Boyarin and Daniel Itzkovitz  (2003)  Queer Theory and the Jewish Question (Between Men, Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies  Columbia University Press

Gregg Drinkwater and Joshua Lesser (2009)  Torah Queeries: weekly commentaries on the Hebrew Bible NY: New York University Press

Raymond Frontain (2003) Reclaiming the Sacred: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Culture, NY: Routledge

Irena Kelpfisz (1991) “Dreams of an Insomnian: Jewish Feminist Essays, Speeches and Diatribes” Eight Mountain Press

Joy Ladin (2012) Through the Door of Life: a Jewish journey between University of Wisconsin Press

David Schneer and Caryn Aviv (2002) Queer Jews NY: Routledge

Naomi Zeveloff  (2014) Transgender and Jewish New York: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Films/TV Series:

(Fiction) Transparent: Jewish (M2F) transgender parent – exploring changing dynamics and relationships with family and own identity see trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yawvtaFwfZs

(Documentary) Trembling Before G-D (Orthodox Gay and Lesbian Jews) Winner of the Teddy Award of the 2001 Berlin Film festival and a 2001 Selection of the Sundance Film festival, a documentary  devoted to the stories of Gay and Lesbian community members the Orthodox and Hasidic communities http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trembling-Before-G-d-Shlomo-Ashkinazy/dp/B0000BV1YO/ref=cm_lmf_tit_3


Wikipedia (treat with caution) List of LGBT Jews http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT_Jews


Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group  pioneering UK group (founded 1972) http://www.jglg.org.uk/

Keshet UK – the forum working to champion the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and questioning people in all areas of Jewish life in the United Kingdom.  http://www.keshet.org.uk/

Ritual Well – USA based innovative ritual website (inc Our Newss). Includes some LGBT resources. Reconstructionist Tradition: http://www.ritualwell.org/

TransTorah – In the 1990s, a new wave of transgender Jewish people and allies began to create Jewish resources that speak to our lives. We wanted rituals and prayers that included and affirmed us; we wanted to find and create Jewish texts that speak to our experiences as trans and genderqueer people. We also wanted to support existing Jewish communities in becoming welcoming sanctuaries for people of all genders. So we began writing sermons, liturgy, articles and educational materials. http://transtorah.org/aboutus.html