L'dor vador -- from generation to generation -- has long been a guiding maxim for the Jewish people. Jews pass our traditions from parents to children, fathers and mothers to sons and daughters. Queerness (the quality of not being heteronormatively straight) reconstructs family and gender identities. It revises and transforms ritual obligations. It ignores the physical body as it has been customarily understood and pays attention to it in unprecedented ways. Queerness creates new societal roles to be fulfilled and also calls many traditional roles into question. We'll look at some ancient and contemporary texts and consider the ways in which Judaism stays the same and the ways in which it is shaken up by the recognition and inclusion of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Jews. No promises that this conversation won't confuse, trouble, or newly illuminate your thinking. (In fact, that would be such a disappointment!) It will invite everyone to a richer understanding of holiness and peoplehood, that's guaranteed.