Becoming Eve: My Journey From Ultra-orthodox Rabbi To Transgender Woman

November 12, 2019|
Becoming Eve: My Journey From Ultra-orthodox Rabbi To Transgender Woman by Abby Stein
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The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman

Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews.

But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life.

Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, Becoming Eve poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?
Abby Stein is the tenth-generation descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Hasidic movement. In 2015, Stein came out as a woman, and she now works as a trans activist. In 2019, she served on the steering committee for the Women''s March in Washington, DC, and she was named by the Jewish Week as one of the "36 Under 36" Jews...
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Title:Becoming Eve: My Journey From Ultra-orthodox Rabbi To Transgender WomanFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.55 X 6.3 X 1.25 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.55 X 6.3 X 1.25 inPublished:November 12, 2019Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580059163

ISBN - 13:9781580059169

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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