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Book Review: “Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman"

Thursday, July 8, 2021 28 Tammuz 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sisterhood hosts bi-monthly book reviews throughout the year that are open to the public. July's book review will be led by our congregant, Ed Septimus.

Please Note: This book review will be held by Zoom and the information to access will be emailed ahead of time to those who register.

A summary of our July book selection, "Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman" by Abby Chava Stein:
Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. She was isolated in a culture that lives according to laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe and shuns most aspects of modern life. Stein was the first-born son in a dynastic rabbinical family – a direct descendant of the Baal Shem Tov – who was destined to become a leader of her Hasidic sect. Instead, she embarked on a courageous journey of self-affirmation, acknowledging to herself and to her family that she was born in the form of a male – with the mind, heart, soul, and body of a female.

To help us plan for our book reviews and to receive communications about future book reviews, we ask that you kindly RSVP by Wednesday, July 7, by contacting the Sisterhood at sishood@emanuelhouston.org or 713.529.5771, ext. 233.

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