Overall, The Soul of the Stranger is a daring book. Ladin dares to speak as a transgender person, unapologetically, and assert that transgender people have a place in Judaism, whatever people may say and think.
Michael Faccini received his mater’s of social work from Washington University in St. Louis and served as a crisis counselor and case manager before beginning rabbinical school. He is beginning his second year at the Jewish Theological Seminary, a Conservative rabbinical school. Faccini enjoys teaching Torah, most recently in the series Queering Torah Talk for the JTS Slifka-Nadich fellowship.
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The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.