Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community (Pape... Cover Art

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community (Paperback)

By: Noach Dzmura (Editor)


List Price: $16.95
Current Price: $13.76
You Save: $3.19 (19%)

Also available from:

Provider Name Price From Rent
1   ECampus $15.26 Rent

Provider Name Price From Condition Buy
1   Alibris $9.84 New Buy
2   Bigger Books $12.39 New Buy
3   Walmart $12.48 New Buy
4   ECampus $12.65 New Buy
5   Random House $16.95 New Buy
 
6   Biblio $9.56 Used Buy

Product Description


Run a Quick Search on "Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community" by Noach Dzmura to Browse Related Products:

Browse more products related to "Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community"

Browse more products related to "Noach Dzmura"


Short Desription

While the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality, transgender and gender-variant people have emerged as a distinct Jewish population and as a new chorus of voices. Inspired and nurtured by the successes of the feminist and LGBT movements in the Jewish world, Jews who identify with the “T” now sit in the congregation, marry under the chuppah, and create Jewish families. Balancing on the Mechitza offers a multifaceted portrait of this increasingly visible community.

The contributors—activists, theologians, scholars, and other transgender Jews—share for the first time in a printed volume their theoretical contemplations as well as rite-of-passage and other transformative stories. Balancing on the Mechitza introduces readers to a secular transwoman who interviews her Israeli and Palestinian peers and provides cutting-edge theory about the construction of Jewish personhood in Israel; a transman who serves as legal witness for a man (a role not typically open to persons designated female at birth) during a conversion ritual; a man deprived of testosterone by an illness who comes to identify himself with passion and pride as a Biblical eunuch; and a gender-variant person who explores how to adapt the masculine and feminine pronouns in Hebrew to reflect a non-binary gender reality.



Customer Reviews for "Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community (Paperback)" by Noach Dzmura (Editor)

There are no customer reviews yet. Be the first to write a review!

Submit your Review




Explore More Great Tower Sales & Specials



Tower.com Sales, Promotions & Special Features

Tower.com Sales & Boutiques

  • Tower Essentials Sale
    Visit the Essentials Sale for a wide selection and huge savings on your favorite music, DVD, Blu-ray and Books.
  • Great Gift Ideas
    Tower has Great Gift Ideas and Huge Savings on Your Favorite Music, CDs, DVDs, Books and More at Prices that Make Giving A Breeze!

Interact with Tower.com