LGBTQ+ Jewish Life

When My Daughter Laura Became My Son Lawrence

Rabbi Helen T. Cohn
November 19, 2015

Coming home from the temple where I served as rabbi, I spotted a bag from our local pharmacy on the kitchen counter. It was stapled shut, but the attached prescription for my 25-year-old daughter Laura announced its contents: testosterone.

My worst fears

Gender Diversity in Jewish Tradition

Jordan Dashow
In today's world, when it is not uncommon for people to reject trans and non-binary gender identities, it is encouraging to know that the idea of multiple genders and sexes isn't new-it's an idea rooted in our rabbinic texts.