Gender & Sexuality

A Queer Jewish Summer Reading List

It’s summertime, and the days are long —what better time to catch up a little on your reading? Writer Chanel ...

Imagine

Rosh Chodesh Av 5772 – the first day of the new month of Av on July 20, 2012, and here ...

A Voice in the Desert: An Interview with Linda Sue Friedman

This summer, Chaplain Linda Sue Friedman was installed as President of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico — the first ...

Harvey Milk Hits (Off) Broadway: A Q&A with Lesléa Newman

A retired kosher butcher, his young lesbian writing teacher, and a letter from the heart: Lesléa Newman’s short story, “A ...

Documenting Queer Jews: An Interview with Caryn Aviv

In June 2002, Queer Jews came out in a big way. A collection of essays, memoirs and cultural analysis co-edited ...

The Maid of Ludomir

A Queer Ancestor in the Butch-Trans Border WarAs the month of Tammuz draws to a close, we have the opportunity ...

Rabbis Speak Out for Equality

On July 1st, Massachusetts moved one step closer to living up to its reputation as the birthplace of democracy – ...

Gay at Camp

I love camp. I loved it before I even really knew what it was. I remember watching a camp promotional ...

My First “Freedom Ride”

A couple of years ago I learned about a new front in the internal Israeli struggle over religious freedom: gender ...

Welcome to the Keshet Blog!

We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re finally coming out…with a blog. We know we’re a decade or so behind schedule, ...

Orthodox Black Rapper Celebrates life out of the Closet

“Last Shabbos, because of me more people were talking about gay rights around the the Shabbes table, and it’s a ...

Jewish and GLBT – the borders are shifting

Last Shabbat, the guest speaker at my congregation, B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, CT, was Rabbi Andrea Myers, author of a ...