Reading through a Bent Lens: How Queer Approaches to Text Can Illuminate and Elevate the Study of Jewish Texts
Cantor Jacob Niemi will share examples of queer interpretations of text that add new facets to our understanding of Torah and its relevance in our lives. While this approach may be particularly meaningful to those who are LGBTQ+ and seek to read their own experience back into the text, the goal of this conversation will be to explore how reading through a “bent lens”* can deepen the experience of all who find meaning in the study of Torah.
Enjoy a nosh at home while we learn together.
*The term “bent lens” is borrowed from David Shneer's introduction to Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, which he also co-edited.