I'm writing to let you know of the publication of a new book on lesbian/bi/trans women and Orthodoxy.
This anthology, Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires, brings together personal stories of women who have worked to reconcile their LBT identities with their religious Jewish identities. Keep Your Wives
Away from Them tells the story of individuals who have come out and individuals who are still closeted; of people who live double lives and people who struggle to maintain a unified 'single life' in relationship to traditional Judaism. This anthology explores in depth what happens
when the real work of building integrated lives - and integrated communities - begins. The editor, Miryam Kabakov, CSW, was the founder of the New York Orthodykes and the facilitator of that group for a number of years. She is available to speak on this topic in university classes and communities of any denomination. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This anthology will be a great addition to syllabi on feminism/religious studies/gender studies/glbtq studies.
Miryam Kabakov, ed. Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2010.
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