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All the Days of a Woman
All the Days of a Woman

Wed, Dec 06



All the Days of a Woman

Are trans women obligated in the Jewish laws we usually think are about menstruation? A one-off shiur taught by guest teacher Rabbi Xava de Cordova.

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Dec 06, 2023, 4:00 PM EST – Dec 07, 2023, 5:30 PM EST


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All the Days of a Woman: Niddah for Trans Women and Why It Matters

Are trans women obligated in the Jewish laws we usually think are about menstruation? What do we do with all the messy, (maybe) misogynistic texts on the topic? This year, Rabbi Xava De Cordova had the honor of writing her teshuva, “Are Trans Women Obligated in Niddah?” for the Trans Halakha Project. Join her in this shiur to dive into the texts, troubles and triumphs that shaped the answers to these questions and the future of halakha.

Rabbi Xava de Cordova is a disabled, Sefardi, Mizraxi trans woman and co-host of the world’s first Queer Talmud podcast, “Xai, how are you?” She is also the co-founder of Shel Maala, an online-first queer yeshiva, which she co-founded with SVARA fellow Binya Kóatz. She lives in Providence, RI, where she regularly produces Jewish ritual theatre (or did, before the pandemic) and does her best to steward the radical tradition she’s been blessed to inherit.

This one-off course will be live on Zoom on Dec 6 at Noon ET. Getting a ticket also gets you a link to the recording so that you can learn asynchronously.

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