In an increasingly nonbinary world, is gendered Hebrew willing to adapt?

By RENEE GHERT-ZAND for The Times of Israel


While applauding the social impetus, Israelis are divided in opinions on an American-based initiative and question its grammatical integrity


Not long ago in Israel, Rabbi Arie Hasit led memorial prayers and study at a service for a transgender Jew. Among those gathered were many members of the LGBTQ community, some of whom identified as gender nonbinary — neither male nor female. While the American-born Conservative rabbi  is generally not at a loss for words in his fluent Hebrew, this time he was.

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