The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective


We are excited to announce that Dr Joy Ladin will be joining us for a Resource Round up highlighting her new (2018) book “The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective” on March 5, 2019 at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific.

The LIVE session will also be recorded and offered on demand through Transfaith Institute. Don’t let a schedule conflict keep you away!

We are collecting $5 per participant because we believe in compensating transgender time and expertise! Dr Ladin will receive a portion of every registration.

In the course room and the recorded video session, you will find:

  • A promo code for 20% off the book at Brandeis University Press

  • A Study Guide with Discussion Questions for each chapter (and the introduction)

  • Excerpts from the Introduction and Chapter 3

  • An Interview where Dr Ladin discusses themes from Chapter 3 and 4

  • An abridged version of Chapter 5 (audio)

  • Links to several related articles

  • Background on how the book came to be

  • Suggestions for how to use the book in your local community and how to follow up afterwards

  • More on what Dr Ladin is working on now

  • Q&A with Dr Ladin

“The $29.95 retail price can be a barrier for some folk to give this book a try,” says Transfaith Institute coordinator, Chris Paige, “but The Soul of the Stranger is really worth the risk. We are hoping that the bonus material and discount offered through this course will help people get over any hesitation they might have.”

Dr Ladin helped Transfaith work with Brandeis University Press to offer a 20% discount that will be especially great for group conversations. Meanwhile, participants can register right away and get started with the mixture of chapter excerpts, audio reading, interviews, and articles.