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Don’t Ask, Don’t Pray: Gender Resistance and Sexual Recognition in Reformed Jewish Holiday Rituals

Thursday, September 30
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Elazar Ben Lulu, a post-doctoral scholar at the Open University of Israel, will hold a discussion regarding the high holidays. He is an anthropologist of religion and gender with particular interest in the intersection of LGBTQ+ identities and Judaism.

A former fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and at Azrieli Center for Israel Studies at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism in the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, he won the HBI Research Award in 2021 on behalf of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. He also received the Baron New Voices in Jewish Studies Award for 2019– 2020 (the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University, and Fordham University).

Ben-Lulu’s work has been published in Contemporary Jewry, Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, and more.

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This event is open to the public.