Episode 65: Regendering the Torah

Yael Kanarek wanted a more direct relationship with the Divine than she experienced through male-centric Jewish sacred texts-- so she rewrote the Torah.  In Toratah, or Her Torah, Yael has switched the genders of each character.  The result is a familiar text that resonates very differently, with a new set of matriarchs and patriarchs, and stories that draw new connections and pose new questions.

Released October 13, 2021
  • Yael Kanarek reads from a Toratah scroll at the Romemu Kohenet Shabbat service.  Credit: Gili Getz. 

  • Toratah scroll (Genesis 2) scribed by Julie Seltzer. Credit: Gili Getz. 

  • Yael Kanarek. Credit: Gili Getz

  • Yael Kanarek reads from a Toratah scroll
  • Toratah scroll scribed by Julie Seltzer.
  • Yael Kanarek headshot

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 65: Regendering the Torah." (Viewed on February 3, 2023) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-65-regendering-torah>.


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