Like Bread on the Seder Plate
Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of TraditionBook - 1997
This text explores what it is like to be part of both the lesbian and Jewish communities, suggesting ways in which lesbians can reconcile these seemingly discordant elements of their identity. It advocates the acceptance of lesbians into the Jewish tradition by offering new interpretations of the Torah traditionally regarded as prohibitive of homosexuality. The book counters the millenia of Midrashim (scholarly comment on the Torah) condemning gays and lesbians, by examining the culture of biblical lawgivers and the culture of the commentators themselves.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 
Copyright Date: ©1997
Branch Call Number: 296.08664 ALPERT 1997
Characteristics: x, 214 pages ; 24 cm