Medieval Hebrew Poets 'Come Out of Closet' in New Anthology

Despite the gender-laden language and religious taboos, brilliant biblical and Talmudic scholars including Ibn Gabirol, Yehuda Halevi and others also penned so-called LGBT works, new book reveals.

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“The male and female Hebrew poets that I studied and read in high school were straight, and to be able to identify with their love poems I had to work on my awareness – to think as though I was on the side of...