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Be-Tzelem Elohim—In The Image Of God: Identifying Essential Jewish Lgbtq Books For Jewish Libraries, Sheryl F. Stahl, Joel L. Kushner Psy.D. Jun 2014

Be-Tzelem Elohim—In The Image Of God: Identifying Essential Jewish Lgbtq Books For Jewish Libraries, Sheryl F. Stahl, Joel L. Kushner Psy.D.

Judaica Librarianship

The authors take as a given that all libraries should include books on Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) issues. This article discusses the challenges of collection development in this area and the factors that necessitate LGBTQ Jewish materials' inclusion in Jewish academic, school, synagogue, and community libraries. The article makes recommendations for a range of Jewish libraries on what essential books and movies on this topic are.