Keep Your Wives Away from Them

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-05-11
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Reconciling queerness with religion has always been an enormous challenge. When the religion is Orthodox Judaism, the task is even more daunting. This anthology takes on that challenge by giving voice to genderqueer Jewish women who were once silencedand effectively rendered invisibleby their faith.Keep Your Wives Away from Themtells the story of those who have come out, who are still closeted, living double lives, or struggling to maintain an integrated "single life" in relationship to traditional Judaismpersonal stories that are both enlightening and edifying. While a number of films and books have explored the lives of queer people in Orthodox and observant Judaism, only this one explores in depth what happens after the struggle, when the real work of building integrated lives begins. The candor of these insightful stories inKeep Your Wives Away from Themmakes the book appealing to a general audience and students of women's, gender, and LGBTQ studies, as well as for anyone struggling personally with the same issue. Contributors include musician and writer Temim Fruchter, Professor Joy Ladin, writer Leah Lax, nurse Tamar Prager, and the pseudonymous Ex-Yeshiva Girl.

Author Biography

Miryam Kabakov is director of the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival, national program director of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, coordinator of LGBT programming at the Manhattan Jewish Community Center, and a frequent speaker and workshop leader. She lives in Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Forewordp. xix
Here and Nowp. 1
The First Hug: A Story of Transgressionsp. 6
You Lose These: A Little Review of My Life in Eighteen Episodesp. 14
Love in the Women's Sectionp. 30
Jerusalem Voicesp. 36
I Will See You on the Way Outp. 45
Coming Out in the Orthodox Worldp. 51
unOrthodoxp. 60
For You ... Now We Are Waiting For Youp. 71
"Women known for these acts" Through the Rabbinic Lens: A Study of Hilchot Lesbiutp. 78
Regulating the Human Body: Rabbinic Legal Discourse and the Making of Jewish Genderp. 99
Learning to Be a Lesbianp. 126
The Road to Yehupetzp. 134
In the Imagep. 141
Glossaryp. 151
Resourcesp. 159
About the Contributorsp. 163
About the Artistsp. 169
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