“What do Jewish texts have to say about gender in general, and about transgender and gender nonconforming experiences in particular?”
Over several years, we have heard the stories of hundreds of people—people from many different backgrounds, Jews and non-Jews, across the sex and gender spectrum. Many of us are in search of answers to some critical questions: how can Jewish texts continue to shed light on contemporary lives and spiritual struggles? As our understandings about sex and gender continue to develop and change in today’s world, how might ancient teachings guide us in our response? If I want to explore Jewish understandings of gender and sexual identity where do I begin?