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Gender Studies Seminar Series

Beyond the Binary: Gender in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts


While some religious communities might argue that the phenomenon we call transgender is counter to Biblical (and therefore divine) intent, the Jewish tradition has long recognized that gender does not always fit neatly into a male/female binary.  From the rabbinic identification of six gender categories to traditional Jewish texts in which Biblical characters’ transition from one gender to another, our discussion will examine the ways in which religion can recognize and incorporate a more fluid construct of gender identity. ​


Speaker: Rabbi Dena Bodian
Date: 26/3/2019 (Tue)
Time: 16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Rm 4.04, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Language: English
Registration: HERE

This seminar is co-hosted by the School of Humanities and Gender Studies programme.