There are hundreds of Orthodox communities around America which defer to this opinion, helping trans men and women feel included and accepted. May says her support for Jewish community 'will continue in the years to come'. I searched for a few resources in their city while we were on the phone, and when I asked them if they had a pen to take down a few numbers, I heard them breathe a sigh of relief. We are a stable, normal, warm, loving family. I know many LGBT Jews have had very difficult experiences in the frum community, but I also know our synagogue committee loves us and values us. Fernanda Peres Special thanks to Footsteps. More of her writing can be found at www.
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His years spent in right-wing Orthodox yeshivas give him unique access to that world. In spite of his efforts, he has not convinced any of these rabbis to issue rulings, let alone make any public pronouncements, on questions of trans observance — such as where a trans person should sit in an Orthodox synagogue or whether a trans woman needs to continue putting on tefillin, phylacteries, every day. It says in no uncertain terms that there are eight reasons why transgender surgery is not permitted according to Jewish Law.
Why are people so afraid of what will happen if young people are inspired to think through their own identity?