Queer Judaism Book Talk with Orit Avishai
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Orit Avishai, Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Fordham University, gives a look into her latest book.
Until fairly recently, Orthodox people in Israel could not imagine embracing their LGBT sexual or gender identity and staying within the Orthodox fold. But within the span of about a decade and a half, Orthodox LGBT people have forged social circles and communities and become much more visible. This has been a remarkable shift in a relatively short time span. Queer Judaism offers the compelling story of how Jewish LGBT persons in Israel created an effective social movement. Join us for a book talk, Q&A, and refreshments with the authors. Session will be moderated by CJC Professor Jessica Roda.