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Becoming Eve : my journey from ultra-Orthodox rabbi to transgender woman  Cover Image Book Book

Becoming Eve : my journey from ultra-Orthodox rabbi to transgender woman

Stein, Abby 1991- (author.).


Summary: "Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, profoundly isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of an eighteenth-century Eastern European enclave, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a rabbinical dynastic family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Stein felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. Without access to TV or the internet, and never taught English, she suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood into mainstream femininity--a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, and her way of life"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781580059176
  • ISBN: 1580059163
  • ISBN: 9781580059169
  • Physical Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Seal Press, [2019]

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: birth of an empire -- Birth of a child -- A dollhouse -- A haircut -- According to His will -- On the playground -- At the edge of manhood -- Seeing demons -- Signs and signals -- Holy obligations -- Teachings of our fathers -- A new school -- Heavenly bodies -- Welcome to the Catskill Mountains -- Matchmaking -- Tingling feelings -- Audience with the rebbe -- High on mysticism -- Engaged -- Graphic studies -- A wedding in a blizzard -- Another child -- The done thing -- Wireless connections.
Subject: Stein, Abby 1991-
Jewish transgender people United States Biography
Transgender women United States Biography
Hasidim New York (State) New York Biography
RELIGION Judaism General
Jewish transgender people
Transgender women
New York (State) New York
United States
Genre: Biographies.

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