Tag Archives: transgender

Walls. Walls. Walls. Karam Dadu is gay and Arab in Tel Aviv. Mark Thomas walked the entire separation wall. Transgender author Yiscah Smith now prays on the woman’s side of the Western Wall. Shtetl Middle East.

When it comes to Jewish Feminism, Lilith magazine has covered it all. From Jewish hair stories to JAPS to rabbinical misconduct to reproductive rights. Read and listen to Shtetl’s interview with Lilith Editor Susan Weidman Shneider.

Read Shtetl’s interview with post-denominational rabbi-in-training Ari-Lev Fornari. We talk about how to forgive when you really don’t want to, trans and gender issues in Judaism, and, the age old question- what is the Torah anyway?

Brooklyn-based punk-polka-rock gag band Schmekel weighs in on the ups and downs of crossing the gender divide. From dating,to being mispronoun-ed,to eating hamentashen off-season,band members Lucian, Ricky, Nogga and Simcha are 100% trans-parent.

Which side of the proverbial mechitza do you sit in? This week on Shtetl we explore coming out as trans to your Jewish parents. Plus music from trans-identified bands like Schmekel, Antony and the Johnshons, Dana International….