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Jonathan Branfman

Cornell University

Jonathan Branfman is a visiting assistant professor Jewish Studies and English at Cornell University. His current book project is Queer Glamor: Masculinity, Race & Millennial Jewish Stardom. More broadly, his research interests include Jewish racialization, gender, and sexuality in U.S. popular media. To make feminist education more accessible beyond academia, he has also published the LGBTQ youth guide You Be You! The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality & Family in 2019. The book is now translated into 23 languages, and Jonathan is thrilled to soon count Yiddish among them.

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Be Yourself! (with a little help): Creating the First Yiddish LGBTQ Youth Guide

Jonathan Branfman and Eli Rosen

Jonathan Branfman and Eli Rosen discuss navigating queer Yiddish vocabulary with Talmudic associations; how to make a Hasidic children’s book accessible for many other Yiddish readers as well; and other considerations in Rosen’s translation of Branfman’s LGBTQ youth guide.

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