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By Noach Dzmura

***WINNER, 2011 Lambda Literary Award - Transgender Non-Fiction

While the Jewish mainstream nonetheless argues approximately homosexuality, transgender and gender-variant humans have emerged as a unique Jewish inhabitants and as a brand new refrain of voices. encouraged and nurtured through the successes of the feminist and LGBT pursuits within the Jewish international, Jews who establish with the “T” now sit down within the congregation, marry lower than the chuppah, and create Jewish households. Balancing at the Mechitza bargains a multifaceted portrait of this more and more obvious community.

The contributors—activists, theologians, students, and different transgender Jews—share for the 1st time in a published quantity their theoretical contemplations in addition to rite-of-passage and different transformative tales. Balancing at the Mechitza introduces readers to a mundane transwoman who interviews her Israeli and Palestinian friends and offers state-of-the-art idea concerning the development of Jewish personhood in Israel; a transman who serves as criminal witness for a guy (a function no longer often open to people special woman at beginning) in the course of a conversion ritual; a guy disadvantaged of testosterone via an affliction who involves establish himself with ardour and delight as a Biblical eunuch; and a gender-variant one that explores easy methods to adapt the masculine and female pronouns in Hebrew to mirror a non-binary gender reality.

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