Orthodox Parents of LGBT Children Navigate Their Own Coming Out Process

A weekend retreat inspires advocacy for gay Orthodox Jews and creates a support network for families in religious communities

For Transgender Jews, a Visit to the Western Wall Holds Unique Symbolism

Praying on the side with their chosen gender is a quiet political statement for some, and a personal milestone for others

In the Recording Studio With Schmekel, the Transgender Jewish Punk Band

As they produce ‘The Whale That Ate Jonah,’ members dish about Chabad, circumcision, and the time they performed in an S&M dungeon

For LGBT Orthodox Jews, Growth of Social Media Creates a Safe Space Online

Websites, blogs, Facebook groups, and online support groups offer the chance to connect without the risk of ‘going public’

The New American Mikveh

Once a bastion for strictly observant women, Jewish ritual baths are reaching out beyond the Orthodox

Gender Through a Jewish Lens

New memoirs by transgender authors Kate Bornstein and Joy Ladin illustrate the power of religion to shape how people construct their identities

Sundown: Yet Another Israel Group

Plus yet another mah-jongg article, and yet more

Her Body, Her Self

From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman

Responsive Reading

Two gay congregations publish non-traditional prayer books

Her Body, Her Self

What it meant for one person, born male, to become a woman

Serious Moonlight

A nighttime epiphany leads to a major change

Mixed Metaphors

Transamerica’s heroine finds herself negotiating a number of identities

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