Joy Ladin

Standing Again at Sinai, Again

By teaching the Jewish world to think about gender, Jewish feminists laid the groundwork for today’s inclusion of transgender Jews.

When we think about the achievements of feminism in the US, we usually think about how feminist political activity has changed, and continues to change, the status of women. But in demanding that American Jewish communities and institutions reconsider women’s place and status in them, Jewish feminists have also laid the groundwork for inclusion of transgender Jews by teaching the Jewish world to think about gender.

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