E5 | This Blessing Got Kind of Everywhere
Updated: Nov 6, 2018
an interview with Rabbi Elliot Kukla
In Episode 5 Rabbi Elliot Kukla talks with us about Jewish birth rituals, Yiddish women's traditions surrounding fertility and birth, non-binary parenting, and the documentation of gender-queer, non-binary, and intersex people within the Jewish tradition. He was the first known ordained Trans Rabbi and is a nonbinary Papa to a 3-month-old baby.
The Blessings for Gender Transitioning
that Elliot wrote:
A more robust collection of rituals Elliot has written, as well as other resources from Trans Jewish Rabbis, artists, and scholars:
For Centuries, Jewish Tradition Has Recognized Trans People Forward.com A recent article Elliot wrote on the long history of gender-non-conforming and intersex people in Jewish tradition:
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
(Organization where Elliot works to support people during grief, illness, and dying)
Music for this episode:
“Detroit” by Great White Buffalo
“Part-Time Lover” by the Undynamic Pop Experiment
This podcast was produced and recorded on occupied Ohlone Territory.