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Sunday, August 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HALACHIC APPROACHES TO JEWS WHO ARE TRANSGENDER
What is the halachic response to issues of transgender people? It has been said that whilst the Torah is a Torat emet (a Torah of truth conveyed through laws and values) it is also a Torat chesed (a Torah filled with compassion). The difficulties faced by transgender people, some of them quite young children, are serious. The rate of attempted suicide in transgender people is high – probably around 40%. This presentation will seek to examine some of the issues from both a traditional and progressive halachic perspective.

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Chris Milton

Chris Milton PhD is a Jungian Analyst and Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Auckland. He is also a Training Analyst of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA) and is currently its Director of Training. Chris also maintains an interest in spirituality and transpersonal psychology. He follows a spiritual practice and is an active member of the Auckland Progressive Jewish Community where he leads services, leyns, serves as a shammash, teaches the... Read More →


Sunday August 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 149