Manage episode 285757501 series 1398266
'I prayed to God to make me a girl'. James and Dan are joined from New York by Abby Stein - the first woman and the first transgender woman to be ordained as a rabbi by an orthodox institution. She talks about her life growing up in a strict community, coming out - first as non-religious and again as transgender - and offers a ray of hope to LGBTQ+ people trapped by orthodox institutions. Abby is the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community, this is her story.
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