Rabbinic Gender: Beyond Male And Female
A Companion To Late Ancient Jews And Judaism: Third Century BCE To Seventh Century CE
This chapter offers an alternative to the more common understanding of rabbinic bodies and genders as always and only situated within a fixed, male–female binary system or framework. It argues, drawing from both tannaitic midrashic and mishnaic sources, that for the rabbis, the existence of genders beyond a rigid, binary framing is so assumed and self‐evident that scripture must reflect this reality; thus scripture is “rewritten” or interpreted to teach this.
rabbinic, gender, queer, Tumtum, Androginos, Mekhilta, Sifra, Mishnah, Tosefta
John Wiley & Sons
N. Koltun-Fromm and Gwynn Kessler.
"Rabbinic Gender: Beyond Male And Female".
A Companion To Late Ancient Jews And Judaism: Third Century BCE To Seventh Century CE.