At most Jewish day schools, naming honors tend to be attached to grand spaces — auditoriums, prayer spaces, gymnasiums and the like. But at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, a pluralistic day school in suburban Philadelphia, Patrick Rock’s name will forever be associated with...
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I am about to start my fourth week as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
As I learn new ways to fit OUT and go against the "norm" of being sad and sick, I am finding myself becoming more whole through my education - and I am EXCITED!
To celebrate, I am...
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Israel’s Interior Ministry has for the first time recognized two biological fathers of the same baby.
The baby was born to Yuval Topper-Erez, the first Israeli transgender man to get pregnant, and Matan Topper-Erez. Yuval Topper-Erez in December 2011. After Interior Minister...
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In a family of prominent Jewish educators, Norman Spack could be called the rebel. He became a doctor.
“I’m the only one who didn’t go into Jewish education,” quips Spack, a senior associate in the endocrine division at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, where he has worked for 39...
November 1, 2011 | 8:44 pm
Someday, maybe every gay Jewish youth will have as easy a time coming out as Elias Rubin did.
“I came out a few days after I figured it out myself,” said the 11th-grader from Valley Village. “Everybody was totally supportive and accepting.”
That was when he was in eighth...
October 11, 2011 | 10:30 am
Today is National Coming Out Day. The gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities have my support on this very important day. I hope those of you who are contemplating coming out, have the love and support you need to embrace who you are, be proud, and be free.
The day will...
October 3, 2011 | 4:57 pm
An Israeli man is pregnant and soon will give birth.
The man, 24, was a female who underwent a sex-change operation. He is married to another man and is entering his eighth month of pregnancy, Yediot Achronot reported. He wears a goatee and looks like a man, according to the newspaper.
While the man had his breasts removed three years ago, his reproductive organs remained intact. He is the first Israeli transgender to ever achieve pregnancy.
The pregnancy is progressing normally, according to the report.
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There’s no rain in the forecast, but you can expect to see rainbows this weekend—lots of them—in West Hollywood. The 41st annual L.A. Pride kicks off tonight, and a few local synagogues are holding special Pride Shabbat services.
Organized by Christopher Street West, L.A. Pride...
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A national initiative is underway to examine gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workplace policies at Jewish non-profit organizations.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which advocates for LGBT equality, announced this week an extension of its workplace equality project in...