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The Place of Trans Torah in Jewish History

Presented as part of the 2021 Trans Jews are Here Convening which celebrated and explored the intersection of transgender identity and Jewish life.
Dr. David Zvi Kalman is Scholar in Residence and Director of New Media at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he was also a member of the inaugural cohort of North American David Hartman Center Fellows. David Zvi leads the Kogod Research Center’s research seminar on Judaism and the Natural World. David Zvi holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Toronto. His research touches on Jewish

Some Torah is designed to be eternally relevant. Other Torah just tries to speak to what happened yesterday. But Torah built for posterity sometimes fades, while Torah of the moment sometimes lasts forever. This class, given by an ally primarily for other allies, talks about how this paradigm helps us understand the project of Trans Torah.

This program was part of the Trans Jews are Here 2021 Convening at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah held on Trans Day of Visibility, March 31, 2021.

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