Transphobia Is Not a Jewish Value

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz: "A recent transphobic article published in Tablet Magazine never should have been written. It does not belong in a publication that rational people are meant to take seriously."

"Feeling threatened by those who are perceived as different and responding to the unknown through hate, fear, and denial is a synthetic response to the very human reaction of knowing that we don’t know it all."

"Transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, fluid, and all the unique blends of gender identity are beautiful, holy, and part of G-d’s plan. This is a simple truth and it shouldn’t have to be written."

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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. More about Rabbi Moskowitz »