Yisroel Stein. Eve Singer

'Gender Began Punching Me in the Face': How a Hasidic Rabbi Came Out as Trans Woman

Yisroel Stein is no longer an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, married or male. The only American Hasid to come out publicly after gender transitioning, she is now Abby – ambitious student, popular speaker and community activist.

NEW YORK – Abby Stein is almost certainly the only ordained Hasidic rabbi who is also a woman. Stein wasn’t female when ordained, of course. She was a young man, soon to be married to a woman also from the...

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