“Your Beauty for Women”: A Jewish Story of Queer Masculinity

“Your Beauty for Women”: A Jewish Story of Queer Masculinity  
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

LGBTQ Center: Kimmel 602

Come and hear the tale of Rabbi Yochanan and Reish Lakish, two men of the Jewish Talmud whose relationship might be classified as “queer.” Whatever your knowledge of issues of sexual orientation, gender roles, and gender identity in Judaism and traditional Jewish texts, you are welcome to attend this discussion. This Quench will be led by the NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life’s Reform Rabbinic Fellow and Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, who holds a BA in Women’s Studies from Harvard University and an MA and PhD in Performance Studies from NYU. Rabbi Nikki’s academic work focuses on queer theory; her essay “Theological Que(e)ries” is forthcoming in the CCAR Press’s The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality.