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Sunday, March 11 • TBA
Gender Diversity in Jewish Text

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When we think about gender in Jewish text, most of us think of stories that reflect the gender roles and power structures portrayed in the Torah and reinforced in rabbinic law. However, there are endless textual moments that complicate and subvert this picture - characters who step "out of role" to further God's agenda, laws that cannot fit people as they are. We will look at several of these moments, and see why they complicate the mainstream stories of gender and power portrayed by so many of our texts.

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Micah Buck Yael

Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael serves as coordinator of community chaplaincy with the Jewish Family & Children’s Service in St. Louis, MO. He serves the Jewish needs of a wide and diverse population, and works as an advocate and educator on issues of LGBT justice. Originally from Washington, DC, Micah earned a BA in Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Studies at Washington University. He graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York with Rabbinic Ordination, an MA in Talmud and Rabbinic Literature, and a Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling. He lives in University City with his wife Aviva and their children Naftali, Yeshara, Elior, and Leora... Read More →


Sunday March 11, 2018 TBA
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