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How does Judaism look when we center nonbinary narratives, rather than treat them as anomalies? How do gender taxonomies represent complex rabbinic ideas about culture, practice and Jewish law? Is it possible to reclaim these texts in a liberatory way? Max Strassfeld and Jane Litman join in a discussion of the possibilities and limitations of trans Talmud.

Dr. Max Strassfeld is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Arizona. They are the author of Trans Talmud: Eunuchs and Androgynes in Rabbinic Literature (University of California Press, 2022) which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards.


Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman staffs the Jewish Roundtable for CLGS, and is the co-editor with Reverend Jakob Hero-Shaw of Liberating Gender for Jews and Allies: The Wisdom of Transkeit (Cambridge Scholars Press 2022).



This CLGS Jewish Queeries Event was recorded on 27 April 2023