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Yusuf Come Home: Parashat Miketz (Genesis 41:1–44:17)

Dawn Rose

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter recounts the parallel story of Joseph in the Koran, claiming that Zulaikha's longing for Joseph is a picture of a male's soul yearning for the male God—like a women desiring a man. ... More


Nadav and Avihu and Dietary Laws: A Case of Action and Reaction: Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1–11:47)

Tamar Kamionkowski

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter provides a queerly interpretation of Parashat Shemini of Leviticus. The text embraces and rejects the human impulse to recognize homoerotic passion as a holy act. In particular, the ... More


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