Ian Thomson. As married men, we appreciated the circumspect and respectful behaviour; for a few quid one felt properly laved and rejuvenated. Nakedness is a great leveller. Afterwards in our robes we relaxed in the cooling-room over cups of tea; the steam induced a state of blissful lassitude.
While there are no simple equations between Jewish and queer identities, Jewishness and queerness yet utilize and are bound up with one another in particularly resonant ways. This crossover also extends to the modern discourses of antisemitism and homophobia , with stereotypes of the Jew frequently underwriting pop cultural and scientific notions of the homosexual. And vice versa. Category:LGBT culture.
I named about two dozen titles, ranging from novels to memoirs to nonfiction. Narrowing down the choices to just three titles is difficult. If you have your own favorites, let us know in the comments. Rabbi David Dunn Bauer serves as director of social justice programming for Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York City, is the founder of Queer Spiritual Counseling , and writes and teaches on queer theology and erotic spirituality.
In , the play God of Vengeance — an orthodox Jewish love story that had been highly praised throughout Europe for its depictions of queer women, sex workers, and Jewish humor — made its debut on Broadway. But the work saw a different reaction on our shores: respectable New York Jews and xenophobes sabotaged it almost immediately upon its opening. A Vengeance performer crows six words that have a knack for leaving audiences in stitches: Among the intelligentsia, lesbians sell tickets. And at least one queer Jewish performer agrees. Highs come with hard falls back into reality: Marina walks home in the rain, her makeup smearing; Esti is confronted by her husband.