Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer

by Angela Brown (Editor)

Paperback, 2004




Alyson Books (2004), Edition: First Edition, 332 pages


Tossed between sometimes contradictory cultural imperatives, queer Jews often find themselves struggling to integrate their religious beliefs with their gayness. Over 30 contributors from around the world (including Israel, Serbia and Australia) offer a staggering perspective on issues of identity, institutions and culture from the viewpoint of the queer outsider struggling to belong.

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I loved this because it's the first book to really reassure me that there are lots of other people like me. It's non-fiction but quite easy to read. Would recommend it to anyone who's Jewish, queer, or neither! I love the self-deprecating Jewish humour throughout it too. I shall be keeping it on my
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shelf and stroking it lovingly at regular intervals, so if anyone wants to borrow it they're welcome.
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Lambda Literary Award (Nominee — 2004)


Original language


Physical description

332 p.; 8.25 inches


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