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Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

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In the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week. These weekly portions, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject to interpretation and commentary for centuries. Following on this ancient tradition, Torah Queeries brings together some of the world’s leading rabbis, scholars, and writers to interpret the Torah through a "bent lens". With commentaries on the fifty-four weekly Torah portions and six major Jewish holidays, the concise yet substantive writings collected here open up stimulating new insights and highlight previously neglected perspectives.

This incredibly rich collection unites the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight-allied writers, including some of the most central figures in contemporary American Judaism. All bring to the table unique methods of reading and interpreting that allow the Torah to speak to modern concerns of sexuality, identity, gender, and LGBT life. Torah Queeries offers cultural critique, social commentary, and a vision of community transformation, all done through biblical interpretation. Written to engage readers, draw them in, and, at times, provoke them, Torah Queeries examines topics as divergent as the Levitical sexual prohibitions, the experience of the Exodus, the rape of Dinah, the life of Joseph, and the ritual practices of the ancient Israelites. Most powerfully, the commentaries here chart a future of inclusion and social justice deeply rooted in the Jewish textual tradition.

A labor of intellectual rigor, social justice, and personal passions, Torah Queeries is an exciting and important contribution to the project of democratizing Jewish communities, and an essential guide to understanding the intersection of queerness and Jewishness.

Product Specifications

Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: NYU Press
Creator
  • Gregg Drinkwater Editor
  • Joshua Lesser Editor
  • Judith Plaskow Foreword
  • David Shneer Foreword
EAN
9780814720127
EANList
  • 9780814720127
Edition
1st Edition
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Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0814720129
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Label
NYU Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
NYU Press
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1
NumberOfPages
349
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1
ProductGroup
Book
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ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2009-10-28
Publisher
NYU Press
ReleaseDate
2009-10-28
Studio
NYU Press
Title
Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible
isbn-13-20
US