Gender & Sexuality
Judaism and LGBTQ Issues: An Overview
Attitudes have shifted dramatically in recent decades, with sharp differences between the Orthodox and liberal movements.
Hair Coverings for Married Women
Why some Orthodox women cover their hair, whether with wigs, hats or scarves.
Sex and Sexuality 101
Judaism has an overwhelmingly positive attitude toward sex.
LGBTQ Interpretations of Jewish Texts
Ancient and modern readings of the Bible and Talmud suggest that several personalities may have defied gender and sexuality norms.
The Eight Genders in the Talmud
Judaism has recognized nonbinary persons for millennia.
Adapting the Sheva Brachot for Same-Sex Marriages
Tweaking the traditional rituals and blessings for LGBT wedding ceremonies.
Overview: Women in Traditional Jewish Sources
What the Bible, Talmud and other classic texts say about women and their roles.
Jewish Feminist Thought
Jewish feminist thought seeks to create theological narratives that merge Judaism with feminist values.
Orthodox Judaism and LGBTQ Issues
Efforts to make the community more compassionate have stopped short of sanctioning gay relationships.
Jewish Gender & Feminism Quiz
How much do you know about gender issues in the Jewish past and present?
Women in Ethiopian Society
Beta Israel women in Ethiopian villages were inactive in public and were in charge of the domestic sphere.