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Reading 2NoteThis is ateshuvah, in Englishresponsuman answer by a rabbi to a questionabout how to apply Jewish law and tradition in a new or unfamiliar situation.As you already know, there are a variety of streams or movements in Judaismtoday (sometimes calleddenominations). Rabbi Sharzer is part of theConservative Movement, and histeshuvahhas been accepted by the ConservativeCommittee on Jewish Law and Standardsas authoritative, though not binding.The Conservative Movement takes halakhah, traditional Jewish law and guidancefor living, very seriously, and at the same time tries to keep pace with our changingworld. It is considered more conservative than Reform Judaism and more liberalthan Orthodox Judaism. Congregation Etz Chayim, one of the largest synagoguesin Winnipeg, belongs to the Conservative movement; their website is here:AboutCongregation Etz Chayim.There are quite a number of Jewish technical terms in this responsum. Pleaseaskabout them, or anything that puzzles you, in theDiscussion of Course Readingsand Topicsforum, or during an online class.
1TRANSGENDER JEWS AND HALAKHAH1Rabbi Leonard A. Sharzer MDThis teshuvah was adopted by the CJLS on June 7, 2017, by a vote of 11 in favor, 8 abstaining.Members voting in favor: Rabbis Aaron Alexander, Pamela Barmash, Elliot Dorff, SusanGrossman, Reuven Hammer, Jan Kaufman, Gail Labovitz, Amy Levin, Daniel Nevins, AvramReisner, and Iscah Waldman. Members abstaining: Rabbis Noah Bickart, Baruch Frydman-Kohl, Joshua Heller, David Hoffman, Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Jonathan Lubliner, Micah Peltz, andPaul Plotkin.תולאש1.What are the appropriate rituals for conversion to Judaism of transgender individuals?2.What are the appropriate rituals for solemnizing a marriage in which one or both partiesare transgender?3.How is the marriage of a transgender person (which was entered into before transition) tobe dissolved (after transition).4.Are there any requirements for continuing a marriage entered into before transition afterone of the partners transitions?5.Are hormonal therapy and gender confirming surgery permissible for people with genderdysphoria?6.Are trans men permitted to become pregnant?7.How must healthcare professionals interact with transgender people?8.Who should prepare the body of a transgender person for burial?9.Are preoperative2trans men obligated fortohorat ha-mishpahah10.Are preoperative trans women obligated forbrit milah11.At what point in the process of transition is the person recognized as the new gender?12.Is a ritual necessary to effect the transition of a trans person???The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly provides guidance in matters of halkhhahfor the Conservative movement. The individual rabbi, however, is the authority for the interpretation and applicationof all matters of halakhah.

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