Trans-Torah (Dubbs Weinblatt)

In this short-form reflection by Dubbs Weinblatt on Torah and Trans Jewishness, an emerging sense of awareness is brought to bear vis-a-vis an ancient text-tradition, one that has done so much harm to LGBT Jews and continues to challenge. What’s modern is in the free act of sorting and self-certainty. Their questions and doubts sift through the psychic refuse created by the complex binary code. Weinblatt rejects the demand to choose between all or nothing. The non-binary form is simple and rational. Weinblatt self-orients at the very root of the system: the stubborn, cosmic sense of deep inner self that lies in the notion that all human beings are in the image of God, b’zelem elohim. Originally published at Alma, the essay was republished at the mainstream Forward.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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1 Response to Trans-Torah (Dubbs Weinblatt)

  1. dmf says:

    “I get to choose which meanings resonate with me. And if none do, I get to create my own. If the sages and rabbis get to, why can’t I?”
    human=divine never seems like a good idea…

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