Views on Jewish Life

On Purim and Visibility

Author: Hannah Simpson Published: March 11, 2017

What does a holiday of masks teach us about visibility? Transgender advocate and educator Hannah Simpson says… Read more

Being an Openly Gay Student at Yeshiva University

Author: Moshe Brimm Published: February 12, 2017

Moshe Brim writes about enrolling Yeshiva University, or as he puts it, “jumping into what expected to… Read more

Finding Acceptance (and a Shul) in Chicago

Author: Danielle Solzman Published: February 9, 2017

Danielle Solzman, an Orthodox Trans Woman from Kentucky, can never go home again but thankfully she found… Read more

The Nursing Kings of Israel

Author: Mark Sameth Published: January 26, 2017

Rabbi Mark Sameth responds to frequently asked questions about some gender-bending translations of Torah texts he has… Read more

Transgender Issues in Jewish Texts

Author: Rabbi Jack Abramowitz Published: January 25, 2017

Orthodox rabbi Jack Abramowitz came to realize that gender issues in halacha are far more intricate than… Read more

Jewish And Queer?

Author: Livvy K. Published: January 22, 2017

Livvy K., an Essex County, NJ Middle School Student, didn’t believe in God or Judaism until a… Read more

Impressions of Israel Orthodox LGBT Lecture Tour

Author: A Wider Bridge Staff Published: January 18, 2017

Zehorit Sorek and Daniel Jonas are in the midst of a tour of talks around the U.S.… Read more

Trip to Germany A Reminder of Our Duty to Speak for the Voiceless

Author: Becca Israel Published: December 22, 2016

A recent trip to Germany made queer Jewish woman Becca Israel more understanding of her Jewish responsibility.… Read more

We Have Lost Our Spiritual Anchor and Guide

Author: Danny Rich Published: December 21, 2016

Senior rabbi and chief executive of Liberal Judaism, Rabbi Danny Rich, mourns Rabbi Lionel Blue, Britain’s first… Read more

The Rainbow Flag in Shiloh

Author: Eyal Liebermann (translated by Yanir Dekel for A Wider Bridge) Published: December 14, 2016

Eyal Liebermann poetically describes a recent Jerusalem group meeting of Orthodox and conservative Jewish LGBT people and… Read more