Becoming Eve : my journey from ultra-Orthodox rabbi to transgender woman / Abby Stein
Book | Seal Press | 2019 | First edition.

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First edition.
Description
xxii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Summary
"Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, profoundly isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of an eighteenth-century Eastern European enclave, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a rabbinical dynastic family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Stein felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. Without access to TV or the internet, and never taught English, she suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood into mainstream femininity--a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, and her way of life"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Introduction: birth of an empire -- Birth of a child -- A dollhouse -- A haircut -- According to His will -- On the playground -- Seeing demons -- At the edge of manhood -- Holy obligations -- Teachings of our fathers -- A new school -- Heavenly bodies -- Welcome to the Catskill Mountains -- Matchmaking -- Tingling feelings -- Audience with the rebbe -- High on mysticism -- Engaged -- Graphic studies -- A wedding in a blizzard -- Another child -- The done thing -- Wireless connections.
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Online version: Stein, Abby, 1991- Becoming Eve. First edition. New York : Seal Press, [2019] 9781580059176 (DLC) 2019019987
ISBN
9781580059169 (hardcover)
1580059163 (hardcover)
9781580059176 (ebk.)
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