How Hasidic rabbis helped an Orthodox father of six become true to herself | The Times of Israel - Orthodox jewish transsexual
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Abby Stein is an American transgender activist and former rabbi. She is the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community, and is a direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism's founder the Baal Shem Tov. In , she founded the first support group nationwide for trans people of Orthodox background. . within Judaism, as well as bringing attention to trans people from. Orthodox Judaism asserts that sex/gender is an innate and eternal category based on verses in the Book of Genesis about.