Torah Queeries

Torah Queeries In the Jewish tradition reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle with a specific portion assigned each week These weekly portions read aloud in synagogues around the world have been subject t

Toledot Tol dot, Toldos, or Tol doth Hebrew for generations or descendants, the second word and the first distinctive word in the parashah is the sixth weekly Torah portion , parashah in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.The parashah tells of the conflict between Jacob and Esau, Isaac s passing off his wife Rebekah as his sister, and Vayetze Vayetze, Vayeitzei, or Vayetzei Hebrew for and he left, the first word in the parashah is the seventh weekly Torah portion , parashah in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.It constitutes Genesis .The parashah tells of Jacob s travels to, life in, and return from Haran.The parashah recounts Jacob s dream of a ladder to Queering the Text Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Andrew Ramer s new book, Queering the Text Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories, grapples with traditional midrashim, plays with homoerotic love poems from medieval Spain , and envisions alternate versions of the present.Inspired by the pioneering work of Jewish feminists, using the same narrative tools as the rabbis of old, Ramer has crafted stories that anchor LGBT lives in the TWICE BLESSED Christie Balka, Andy Rose TWICE BLESSED Christie Balka, Andy Rose on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Contributors include Rebecca T Alpert, Martha A Ackelsberg, Linda J Holtzman, Judith Plaskow, and Evelyn Torton Beck.

  • Title: Torah Queeries
  • Author: Lesser Joshua Gregg Drinkwater Joshua Lesser David Shneer Judith Plaskow
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week These weekly portions, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject to interpretation and commentary for centuries Following on this ancient tradition, Torah Queeries brings together some of the world s leading rabbis, scholars, and writers tIn the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week These weekly portions, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject to interpretation and commentary for centuries Following on this ancient tradition, Torah Queeries brings together some of the world s leading rabbis, scholars, and writers to interpret the Torah through a bent lens With commentaries on the fifty four weekly Torah portions and six major Jewish holidays, the concise yet substantive writings collected here open up stimulating new insights and highlight previously neglected perspectives This incredibly rich collection unites the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allied writers, including some of the most central figures in contemporary American Judaism All bring to the table unique methods of reading and interpreting that allow the Torah to speak to modern concerns of sexuality, identity, gender, and LGBT life Torah Queeries offers cultural critique, social commentary, and a vision of community transformation, all done through biblical interpretation Written to engage readers, draw them in, and, at times, provoke them, Torah Queeries examines topics as divergent as the Levitical sexual prohibitions, the experience of the Exodus, the rape of Dinah, the life of Joseph, and the ritual practices of the ancient Israelites Most powerfully, the commentaries here chart a future of inclusion and social justice deeply rooted in the Jewish textual tradition A labor of intellectual rigor, social justice, and personal passions, Torah Queeries is an exciting and important contribution to the project of democratizing Jewish communities, and an essential guide to understanding the intersection of queerness and Jewishness.

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