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Sunday, August 25 • 13:20 - 14:20
Your inside is like your outside: Bavli Brachot and the transgender experience

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Rabban Gamliel declares that any student whose inside does not match their outside may not enter the Beit Midrash. What exactly is this criterion for admission? We will study a narrative that explores what is necessary for students to express their true selves and we will compare this Talmudic story to scenes from the Amazon show Transparent.

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Wendy Amsellem

Wendy is a Rabba and teaches Talmud and Jewish Law at Yeshivat Maharat, the first seminary to ordain Orthodox Women. She also teaches at Pardes and at Drisha. Wendy is an alumna of Harvard University and she received semicha from Yeshivat Maharat. She edits Maharat's Keren Journal... Read More →

Sunday August 25, 2019 13:20 - 14:20 SAST