Wed, Nov 15|
Queer Niddah for Everyone
How can niddah -- Jewish laws about menstruation and sex -- be a resource in our lives as queer people? A one-off shiur taught by guest teacher Rabbi Avigayil Halpern.
Where & when
Nov 15, 2023, 12:00 PM EST – Nov 16, 2023, 1:30 PM EST
"May I Merit to Sit With the Matriarchs:" Queer Niddah for Everyone
In this one-off class, we will engage traditional and modern Jewish texts to ask how niddah – Jewish laws about menstruation and sex – can be a resource in our lives as queer people. Although these laws are saturated with assumptions about what constitutes “normal” bodies and “normal” sex, they also suggest paths forward for sanctifying our bodies and sex lives just as they are. This class is also open to allies.
Rabbi Avigayil Halpern (she/her) is a writer and educator whose work focuses on feminist and queer Torah. Currently based in Berlin, you can find R. Avigayil online at ravigayil.com, @_ravigayil on Instagram, and avigayil.substack.com.
This one-off course will be live on Zoom on Nov 15 at Noon ET. Getting a ticket also gets you a link to the recording so that you can learn asynchronously.
Suggested Donation $18
No one turned away for lack of funds. This one-off shiur is a community offering - please donate whatever amount will enable you to support the Torah Studio community with your presence.Pay what you want+Service fee