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Transgender Jews and Jewish Law: Redefining the Landscape

Posted on January 25, 2018

by Jane Calem Rosen Joy Ladin always knew she was a girl. In pre-school, Joy, then Jay, only wanted to play with the girls. When they ran away, she was disappointed and confused. They assumed—wrongly—that their classmate only wanted to chase and kiss them. By first grade, Jay was consciously concealing his gender identity—even from Continue Reading »

Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Work in Progress

Posted on May 4, 2017

by Jane Calem Rosen February 2017, alone, reflected a powerful new reality as Jews and Muslims reacted publicly in support of one another. The take-away: We need each other. In St. Louis, Muslim activists raised tens of thousands of dollars to repair desecrated graves in a Jewish cemetery. In New York City, about 20 rabbis were arrested Continue Reading »