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Through The Door Of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

By JTS | The Jewish Theological Seminary

posted on March 5, 2013 / 23 Adar 5773

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Dr. Joy Ladin, David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English, Stern College for Women- Yeshiva University, discusses her work "Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders."

With unsparing honesty and surprising humor, Dr. Ladin wrestles with both the practical problems of gender transition and the larger moral, spiritual, and philosophical questions that arise. Readers can eavesdrop on her lifelong conversations with God, whom she sees as the source of both her agony and hope. Says the Huffington Post, “It’s Ladin’s relationship with Judaism that anchors this book and makes it stand out . . . Orthodox Jewish leaders should thank Ladin for refusing to hide out, for reminding us how human beings should relate to one another.” 

This event was cosponsored by The Library and the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, will serve as moderator.

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