Fellowship: CrossCurrents Rsearch Colloquium - Gender, Transgender and orther Transitions

Fellowships are available for the 2018 CrossCurrents Research Colloquium.  We seek applicants who can address our topic from a Jewish perspective.  Spend the month of July in New York working on a research or writing project of your own design and collaborate with others engaged in this issue from Christian, Buddhist, secular and other perspectives with access to Union, Auburn, Columibia University and Jewish Theological Seminary Libraries.

Application Deadline:  February 15

Re: Request: Readings on Judaism and sexuality - specific topics

Readings on sexuality and Judaism, especially queer and trans(gender) identity and Judaism, that may be of interest:

Alpert, Rebecca T. Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Alpert, Rebecca T., Sue Levi Elwell, and Shirley Idelson. Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2001.

Re: Request: Readings on Judaism and sexuality - specific topics

For the request of Justin Jaron Lewis who is looking for articles or book chapters on Judaism and sexuality - for certain specific topics:

A. In general, many basic questions (not the new ones of course) in this field can be answered in taking a close look in this old good book: Louis M. Epstein, Sex Laws and Customs in Judaism, New York 1948.

B. For: Gender fluidity / gender diversity / the "pronouns" issue - see:


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