Queer Jews describes how queer Jews are changing Jewish American culture, creating communities and making room for themselves, as openly, unapologetically queer and Jewish.
Combining political analysis and personal memoir, these essays explore the various ways queer Jews are creating new forms of Jewish communities and institutions, and demanding that traditional Jewish communities become more inclusive. The book is an important addition to the study of gay Jewish life. Nothing has come along to take the place of Twice Blessed, published in 1986, and the landscape has changed substantially since then. Schneer and Aviv offer a fresh look ar gay Jewish life, including queer rabbis, adopting/having children, gay Jewish marriage and queer Orthodox Jewish life.
The essays are accessible and appealing to anyone interested in exploring issues faced by queer Jews. Anonymous, Christy Balka, Marla Brettschneider, Ali Cannon, Joanne Cohen, Hadar Dubowsky, Sandi Simcha Dubowski, Jyl Lynn Felman, Steven Greenberg, Jo Hirschmann, Ruti Kadish, Jaron Kanegson, Inbal Ka