New York – Former Hasidic Transgender Named Amongst Women’s March Steering Committee

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    New York – The Women’s March, which has come under fire in recent months for its leaders’ handling of anti-Semitism allegations, has named three Jewish women to its steering committee.

    On Monday, the March announced its new 32-member steering committee. The Jewish members are transgender rights activist Abby Stein; Union for Reform Judaism staffer April Baskin; and Jewish diversity activist Yavilah McCoy.

    Stein, a formerly Hasidic transgender woman, has worked to raise awareness for transgender people as well as those leaving haredi Orthodox Judaism. Baskin is the former vice president of audacious hospitality for the Union for Reform Judaism and is a former president of the Jewish Multiracial Network. McCoy is the founder of Ayecha, a Jewish nonprofit that advocates for Jews of color.

    Celebrities and activists have openly criticized march organizers’ actions in regard to the anti-Semitism concerns.

    One of the organizers, Tamika Mallory, attended a speech by and praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has a long history of making anti-Jewish and homophobic statements. Though the organizers eventually disavowed Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism, many felt their response took too long and did not go far enough in denouncing him.

    More recently, a report in Tablet said that Mallory and fellow organizer Carmen Perez had made anti-Semitic statements at two Women’s March planning meetings, claims the organizers deny.

    A number of organizations have dropped out as march sponsors, including the National Council of Jewish Women, Southern Poverty Law Center and EMILY’s List. Last week, the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, a major reform congregation in New York, announced it was disassociating itself from Women’s March, Inc.

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    21 COMMENTS

    1. I disagree with VIN posting this “news” item.
      Fa,fa, disgusting.
      A male is born so and will die male.
      A female is born so and die so.

      Marriage is made for a man and a woman not men with men or women with women and not men with a goat or horse.

      Question:
      Can a person become a donkey?
      A Cat?
      If a grown up decides to become an infant crawling on floor and wearing pampers do they get child health insurance?

      • You might want to take a look at the Tzitz Eliezer before deciding the procedure, although assur, does not actually change the gender of the person lehalachah.

        I feel bad for these people. They must be going thru a very tough struggle and be so uncomfortable in their bodies that they resort to this option. Very scary that a person can be born with such a nisayon.

        Imagine the reward in store for people who are kovaish this yetzer harah!

        • You emulate Rav Levi Yitzchok Berditchev by being dan lkaf zchus a person with serious emotional issues. It is comments like this that will bring Moshiach. Hashem should help him and other lost (temporarily) neshomas.

        • It’s called a mental disorder. If I would wake up tomorrow and I’ll say I’m a can you will say it’s a mental disorder. Same here… I saw one day this black girl on Dr Phils show saying she is white, Dr Phil told her umm but you’re not… What he didn’t realize, being a leftists himself, that he’s says those trans are not what they say they are. I’m sure you get my point…

      • You might want to take a look at the Tzitz Eliezer before deciding the procedure, although assur, does not actually change the gender of the person lehalachah.

        I feel bad for these people. They must be going thru a very tough struggle and be so uncomfortable in their bodies that they resort to this option. Very scary that a person can be born with such a nisayon.

        Imagine the reward in store for people who are kovaish this yetzer harah!

    2. disgusting people do disgusting things. People who grow up frum and leave the fold often harbor much resentment and hatred inside. They have much emotional baggage and no matter what they do, end up unhappy.

      So although it looks happy, inside is a disgusting mess of spoiled cholent that went off….

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