Reading lists.

(1) A list of books of interest for Secular Humanistic Jews can be found at The Center for Cultural Judaism 

(2) Jewish-Argentine Literature in Translation (mostly)

  • A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile by Marjorie Agosin.
  • Uncertain Travelers: Conversations with Jewish Women Immigrants to America ed. by Mary G. Berg
  • Three Plays by Isaac Chocron by Isaac E. Chocron
  • The Silver Candelabra & Other Stories: A Century of Jewish Argentine Literature, ed. by Rita Mazzetti Gardiol
  • The Jewish Gauchos of the Pampas by Alberto Gerchunoff
  • The Family Tree: an Illustrated Novel by Margo Glantz
  • The Fragmented Life of Don Jacobo Lerner by Isaac Goldemberg
  • La Mulata y el Guerrero (The Mulatto Woman and the Warrior) by Pedro Orgambide
  • Historias Imaginarias de la Argentina (Imaginary Histories of Argentina) by Pedro Orgambide
  • At 8:25 Evita Became Immortal: A Novel by Mario Szichman

(3) Gay/Lesbian/Trans (etc.) Jewish Resources.

Here are few of the many books (both fiction and non-fiction), articles and on-line resources on gay (etc.) Jews. Also, see the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations' statement.


  • Alpert, Rebecca T.: Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997)
  • Balka, Christie and Andy Rose: Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian, Gay and Jewish (Beacon Press)
  • Freedman, Marcia: Exile in the Promised Land (Firebrand Books)
  • Gluck, Robert: Homosexuality and Judaism: A Reconstructionist Workshop Series (Reconstructionist Press,
  • Kaye/Kantrowitz, Melanie: The Issue is Power: Essays on Women, Jews, and Violence (San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1992)
  • Klepfisz, Irena: Dreams of an Insomniac: Jewish Feminist Essays, Speeches, and Diatribes
  • Mass, Lawrence: Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America (New York: Cassell, 1994)
  • Moore, Tracy: Lesbiot: Israeli Lesbians Talk About Sexuality, Feminism, Judaism, and Their Lives
  • Olyan, Saul M. and Martha C. Nussbaum, eds.: Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in American
  • Plant, Richard: The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals (Henry Holt and Company)
  • Shokeid, Moshe: A Gay Synagogue in New York (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995)
  • Yezierska, Anzia: Salome of the Tenements (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1995)


  • "Same-sex Jewish Marriage," New Menorah Special Issue, Spring 2000 (ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, 7318 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19119)