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Sunday, March 1 • 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Joseph the Matriarch

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Joseph's story stands out in Torah as being a recognizably "queer" narrative. That is, his tale unfolds in curious ways, marking him as an outsider and a survivor. The sages find him curious and problematic in ways that keep pointing towards gender and sexuality. And late in life, after years of careful self-presentation as Pharaoh's right hand, Joseph seems to settle in for a final chapter as a kind of wise woman of his clan. Together we will look at text and commentary, and embrace the fullness of this ancestor and archetype.

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Irwin Keller

Irwin Keller is the spiritual leader of Congregation Ner Shalom in Sonoma County, California. Irwin's challenging, humorous and poignant drashot, speaking to issues of Torah, Israel, queerness, hope and the Divine can be found on his blog, "Itzik's Well", located at irwinkeller.c... Read More →

Sunday March 1, 2020 12:10pm - 1:10pm PST
Room A