Talk on Judaism and Homosexuality @ Shira Hadasha – Feb 10, 6:30pm

Friday night speakers Feb 10th, 6.30pm On Friday night before Kab Shab, Shira is hosting David Shneer and Gregg Drinkwater for a short talk about Judaism and Homosexuality. David and Gregg, married, are two of the three editors of  Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible. David is a Professor of History and the Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado.  Called “taboo-breaking” by Tikkun magazine, Shneer’s work concentrates on modern Jewish society and culture. There is no charge for this event – join us at 6.30pm.

David Shneer and Gregg Drinkwater are guests of the Monash ACJC Conference, 12th and 13th Feb. Learn more about the conference on their website here.

Contact details for Shira Hadasha at

ACJC @ Monash: Summer Lecture Series – Reading the Bible through a bent lens

ACJC @ Monash: Summer Lecture Series – Reading the Bible through a bent lens.

    • When
      Tuesday, 14 February 2012
    • Time
      19:30 until 21:30
  • Where
    H1.25 H Building, Monash University Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road
  • Description
    Professor David Shneer and Gregg Drinkwater:
    Reading the Bible Through a Bent Lens – An Evening with the Editors of Torah QueeriesJoin the co-editors of Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible for an interactive presentation inspired by this groundbreaking collection of Torah commentary from NYU Press. What does it mean to ‘queer’ the Torah? What insights might an LGBT perspective bring to the Bible? What can non-LGBT allies learn from the book’s rich perspectives on Judaism’s most sacred text?Professor David Shneer: Holds the chair of Jewish history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He researches questions of contemporary Jewish identity and his books include Queer Jews, New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust.Gregg Drinkwater: Prior to joining Keshet, Gregg was the director of Jewish Mosaic and one of the organisation’s three co-founders. He is the co-editor, with David Shneer and Rabbi Joshua Lesser, of the book Torah Queeries: Weekly commentaries on the Hebrew Bible inspired by the online Torah commentary project launched by Jewish Mosaic in 2006Admission: $10