CFP: Multi-Ethnic History of U.S. South

The Journal of American Ethnic History seeks proposals for a special issue on immigration in the U.S. South.

Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the U.S. South has hosted some of the fastest growing Latina/o and Asian immigrant communities. While these large populations have drawn the attention of sociologists, anthropologists, and popular audiences, less attention has been given to the longer and interconnected histories of immigration to the region.

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

Re readings on Judaism and sexuality, the following article should also be of interest:

Hillel Gray, "The Transitioning of Jewish Biomedical Law: Rhetorical and Practical Shifts in Halakhic Discourse on Sex-Change Surgery," Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues, 29 (Spring 2015), pp. 81-107.

Deborah Greniman
Managing Editor, NASHIM

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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