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Reading the Trans Talmud

Rethinking human gender and sexuality in Jewish sources – a discussion of Max Strassfeld’s new book.

Illustrative: Books of the Talmud. (iStock)
Illustrative: Books of the Talmud. (iStock)

Those who succeeded in shaping how we read our texts are among the most powerful Jews in our history. Max Strassfeld, author and assistant professor in Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona, joins Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss their new book, which offers a way of rethinking human gender and sexuality in Jewish sources and pokes holes in trans-phobic interpretations. Listen here:

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