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Gender Modification and Jewish Law (Sources) [New!]
“Man and woman He created them” (Bereishis 1:27).
Newborn babies arrive from the mint of the Creator assigned with a particular gender. But does this have to remain this way? What if people feel that they ought to belong to the opposite gender? What is the Torah perspective regarding availing oneself of modern techniques to align one’s physical features with one’s “gender identity”?
Throughout history there have been medical anomalies which have not fit neatly into the standard definitions of male or female. This collection also documents some of those instances as addressed by the Torah authorities of their times.