Jewish Journal


By Chanel Dubofsky

September 27, 2010 | 10:12 pm

"Ha Kadosh Barchu-I am Transgender."

I read a book during Yom Kippur services this year. Not a prayer book, or even anything on Judaism, just a novel, albeit a good one. I felt like a jerk, but it was either bring a book or... read on

  • The Loner, The Shedding and The Sukkot

    By Tera Greene

    September 24, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    Sukkot is a time to visit and be with friends and family in environmental settings to bring us closer to the natural world.  It is a holiday that reminds us that we are all equal and that injustice is not imperative to joyful life.  It is a time to remember again of the Exodus, and... read on

  • A Bittersweet New Year

    By Naomi Goldberg

    September 22, 2010 | 3:26 pm

    It seems like the Jewish New Year has brought with it lots of LGBT-related news.  And while I’m generally quite the pessimist and despite a few recent challenges, I am still feeling pretty good about things.

    So, let’s start with the bad news.  Yesterday, in some complicated... read on

  • Reflecting for Yom Kippur

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    September 15, 2010 | 11:02 am

    As Yom Kippur approaches, I reflect upon the past year and where I have fallen short of being reasonable, mindful, honest and respectful.  Each year, I do this in hopes of becoming more spiritual, feeling more connected to G-d, to myself and to those around me.  I work very hard to... read on

  • Claude Cahun -  1920s Surrealist genderqueer Jew

    By Kalil Cohen

    September 14, 2010 | 11:12 pm

    At last month’s TG Film Fest in Hollywood, there was a fascinating film about genderqueer Jewish artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, made by award-winning filmmaker Barbara Hammer.  The lives of these incredible artists is fascinating as they were trailblazers living way ahead... read on

  • Israeli Supreme Court Says Jerusalem Municipality Must Fund Gay Center

    By Maital Guttman

    September 14, 2010 | 9:05 am

    Jerusalem is home to some of the most religious Jews in the world.  But, it’s also home to the Jerusalem Open House, an LGBT center in the heart of downtown.  Today, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the Jerusalem Municipality cannot discriminate against LGBT institutions and must pay $120,000 to the center.  Can you imagine the US Supreme Court ruling anything close to this? 



  • Reflections on Prop 8 from Rabbi Guttman

    By Maital Guttman

    September 12, 2010 | 5:48 am

    Rabbi Fred Guttman is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, NC.  The synagogue is at the forefront of LGBT inclusion, especially in the South, with its annual LGBT Shabbat and Seder.  He is guest blogging in response to the most recent ruling to overturn Prop 8.

    The... read on

  • Parallel Universes

    By Brandon Gellis

    September 7, 2010 | 4:39 pm

    I identify as being gay and Jewish. I do not however know which if any, I identify with more. With growing interest in blogging, I’ve gained a greater inclination towards reading more blogs, and being more observant of Internet discussions. Recently, I read this blog,... read on