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Transcestors: Gender in the Jewish Tradition

January 26, 2021



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RSVP: Museum of Jewish Montreal

Even though we’ve been told that they don’t, trans and genderqueer people have always existed in Judaism – in the origin stories of its sacred texts, in the extensive Rabbinic tradition of text commentary, in its poetry, and in its people. Come hear about the bigenderedness of the first human in the Torah, created in the image of a multigendered God; the six genders discussed in the Talmud; some 18th century Ladino poetry about our trans biblical ancestors; and prayer and blessings that sanctify liminality and the undefinable.

This event is an offering from a Montreal trans Jew on their learning journey to other trans and queer Jews, but is open to all – anyone interested is encouraged to join!

Live closed captions will be provided throughout the event and in breakout rooms.

Registration is necessary to receive the Zoom link!