Reflections of a Jewish trans woman on Yom Kippur:
What does a trans woman do with her Kippah and Talit after affirming her identity?
I always remember the Bar Mitzvah (Jewish coming of age ritual) held close to my 13th physical birthday (1978). I remember wearing for the first time my Kippah and Talit. I admit I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t feel I had moved from boy to man (even allowing for nerves over all the readings and the speech at the party afterwards). With hindsight, I obviously could never move from boy to man because I never really could be a male of any age. (more…)