Queer Jews by David ShneerQueer Jews by David Shneer

Queer Jews

EditorDavid Shneer, Caryn Aviv

Paperback | June 28, 2002

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Queer Jewsdescribes how queer Jews are changing Jewish American culture, creating communities and making room for themselves, as openly, unapologetically queer and Jewish. Combining political analysis and personal memoir, these essays explore the various ways queer Jews are creating new forms of Jewish communities and institutions, and demanding that Jewish communities become more inclusive.
David Shneer is Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Denver and former Director of Education at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav in San Francisco.Caryn Aviv is a sociologist at the University of California, San Francisco, who currently directs the Program for Collaborative Care at the UCSF Breast Care Center.
Title:Queer JewsFormat:PaperbackPublished:June 28, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415931673

ISBN - 13:9780415931670

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Editorial Reviews

"The collection has taken important strides in redefining the boundaries of Jewish America, as well as the Queer community, by insisting that the voices of Queer Jews be heard--and accounted for."-Gender Agenda ""Queer Jews is so exuberantly queer that it changes the old adage, 'When you're in love, the whole world is Jewish' to 'When you're in heat, the whole world is.' This collection from women and men is chock full of 'shtemme, ' soul."-Lambda Book Report ""Queer Jews welcomes us into the worlds and the lives of Jews who identify as queer: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. These twenty-one essays-by Hebrew school teachers, principals, rabbis, Jews in the pews, and those who define themselves as secular-challenge readers to wrestle not only with sexual diversity, but also with gender identity....The contributors to this bold collection write with clarity, a healthy measure of chutzpah, and hope that their words will establish a permanent place of recognition and honor for the thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Jews who gather at family and communal tables across our Jewish world."-"LILITH "A youthful vision of the dynamic intersection of what it means to be Jewish and gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Bravo/a to the editors for compiling such a wide-ranging spectrum of thinking on the topic."-Rabbi Denise L. Eger, Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood's Reform Synagogue "Fresh, original, and provocative essays will challenge readers of "Queer Jews to think more deeply about being Jewish, gendered, and sexed. A rare book, with new and exciting ideas."-Susannah Heschel, co-editor of "On Being a JewishFeminist