Presented by Noam Sienna
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Spanning two millennia and containing translations from over fifteen languages, Noam Sienna’s new book, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From the First Century to 1969, collects for the first time more than a hundred historical sources on the intersection of Jewish and queer identities. Sienna will highlight selected texts from this groundbreaking collection and lead a discussion of what it means to seek and create a heritage that honors all our stories.
Noam Sienna is a historian, educator, and artist; he received his Ph.D. in Jewish history and museum studies from the University of Minnesota in 2020 and also holds degrees in anthropology and religious studies from Brandeis University and the University of Toronto. He has taught and lectured about Jewish cultural heritage at academic and community venues around the world. A Rainbow Thread was the recipient of the 2019 Reference Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries and the 2019 Anthology Award from the Lambda Literary Association.