Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBTQ inclusivity. Rabbi Moskowitz received three Ultra-Orthodox ordinations while learning in the Mir in Jerusalem and in Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. He is a David Hartman Center Fellow and the author of Textual Activism. His writings can be found at www.rabbimikemoskowitz.com. Here at CBST, Rabbi Moskowitz studies, writes, and teaches on trans issues and Jewish sources, creating a body of work that is used as a resource all over the world. He represents CBST, speaking and teaching on these topics in other communities, including congregations, colleges, day schools, Jewish community centers, interfaith events, and academic conferences. To bring Rabbi Moskowitz to your community, contact Tasha Calhoun.

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https://files.constantcontact.com/1ea99d57001/70bff42a-1b80-4fac-96ed-cfe79945709d.jpgRabbi Moskowitz's first book, Textual Activism, is a collection of essays, articles, and speeches that sits at the intersection of deeply traditional rabbinic texts and radically progressive Jewish values. "With this book," writes Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, "we are proud to gather together so many of these works of intellectual, spiritual, and activist Jewish depth that will bring glory to God and change the world." Watch Rabbi Moskowitz speak about Textual Activism here.

Recent Articles & Videos

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A Passover Message from the Southern Border

Gay City News

Rabbi Yael Rapport

Back to the Garden: Purim, Patriarchy, and a Path Forward

Jewish Orthodox Feminist
Alliance Blog

Rabbi Wendy Amsellem

Building Sacred Spaces with (and for) G-d 

Bayit Builder's Blog


Advancing the Rabbinic Prescription for Transgender Healthcare 

Hadassah-Brandeis Inst. Blog 

Joshua D. Safer, MD, FACP

Anti-Semitism and LGBTQ+ Hate are Spiking, so We Must Come Together


Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

In Dark Times, Be a Light 

eJewish Philanthropy 

Rabbi Rachel Barenstack and
Victoria Cook

Building a Temple from Tears 

Bayit Builder's Blog


Allyship as Spiritual Practice 

Velveteen Rabbi


Wrestling with Mourning on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Times of Israel Blog 

Seth Marnin

Interfaith Leaders Stand Up for Yes on 3 Campaign in Massachusetts


Rev. Stephanie Kendell

Noah's Ark: A Failed Ally-Ship

Bayit Builder's Blog


Sukkot, Security, and Transgender Rights

My Jewish Learning

Seth Marnin

Rosh Hashanah: a Time for Divine Consent 

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance 


Coming of Age as Gender-Nonconforming 

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance 

Rabbi Yael Rapport

How Goodly Are Your (Rainbow) Tents

Reform Judaism Blog

Lizzie Stein

The Audacious and Inspirational Gift of Pride


Rev. Dr. Amy Butler

7 Ways Straight Jews Can Become Better LGBTQ Allies

The Forward

Rabbi Yael Rapport

What the Torah/Talmud Teach Us about Calling Transgender People by Their Names


Seth Marnin

I'm an Orthodox Rabbi Marching with Pride

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance 


Cisgender Humility and Accepting the Torah

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance 


The Torah of Action

My Jewish Learning


I'm a Boy and These are My Clothes

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance 


One Straight, White Cis-Gender Rabbis Role as an LGBTQ Ally 

Auburn Theological Seminary


Transgender & Transcendent 

Jewish Week


Unorthodox, Ep 139

Tablet's Unorthodox Podcast


Conversation with Joy Ladin

Rabbi Moskowitz's Facebook page

In Conversation with Joy Ladin

New Year's Resolution for Trans Allyship 

CBST Facebook page


Rabbi Moskowitz Responds to Homophobia Against Comedian Leah Forster

CBST Facebook page


During Elul, Rabbi Moskowitz shared a minute of Musar (an awareness of the affect of our actions). See videos at #ElulM

CBST Facebook page



   Rabbi Moskowitz in the News

Trans Ally: Rabbi Moskowitz Brings his Toryreh on Gender Identity to Teaneck

Jewish Standard

Religiously Non-Conforming: Orthodox Rabbi Leads Trans Inclusivity Movement 

Positively Aware

Ultra-Ortodox Rabbi Says His Holiest Moment was Becoming Public LGBTQ Ally

Here & Now (NPR)

An Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Comes Out for LGBTQ People

Jewish Boston

Rabbi Transgender Ally Speaks at Hillel

The Tufts Daily

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz Speaks on Trans Rights

Williams Record

Could Transgender Rights Infringe Upon Religious Rights

Jewish Chronicle

This Orthodox Rabbi Just Took a Job at an LGBT Synagogue


Orthodox Jews Start Prayer Outside NY OU Office, Angered by Support for Trump


My Rabbi was Arrested for Protesting on Capitol Hill, and He has No Regrets