Recovering Queer Jewish History: Stitching Together Two Millennia of Sources

Noam Sienna
Artist and Author
Monday, July 08, 2019
7 p.m.

What is the place of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer Jews in history? Sienna has uncovered documents that until now have been scattered across the globe, and largely unrecognized. Pulling together these varied sources, written in over 15 languages—which include literature, law, midrash, and memoir—Sienna has created the first anthology of queer Jewish history. Drawing on his new publication, A Rainbow Thread, Sienna spins a complex and varied story about Jewish sexuality and gender across time and space.

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