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Sunday, June 26 • 1:20pm - 2:30pm
With my Eyelashes All in Curl: Queer Panic in the Story of Joseph

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Many elements of Joseph's story read like a queer biography. Gifted child, different from his brothers, brutalized by them, transplanted, new identity. The sages are uncomfortable with Joseph's beauty and apparent femininity - describing him primping eyes and hair before a mirror. In kabbalistic tradition Joseph is considered as associated with sexuality. Together we'll look at text and commentary and celebrate one of Torah's queerest stories.

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Irwin Keller

Irwin Keller is the spiritual leader of Congregation Ner Shalom, just down the block in Cotati, since 2008. For 21 years he performed as “Winnie” in the Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. Irwin blogs about Torah, God, Israel, Earth, queerness, hope, and finding inspiration on the fringe on his blog, Itzik’s Well, located at irwinkeller.com. Irwin continues his rabbinic studies in the Aleph... Read More →


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