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gender-neutral B’nai Mitzvah

The Thorpe children and their parents Miriam Taylor Thorpe (3rd from right), and Martyn Thorpe (2nd from right), celebrate Esther’s B’nai Mitzvah with congregant Hava Fleming. Photo courtesy of Miriam Taylor Thorpe.
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By Josefin Dolsten, JTA When Esther Thorpe came out as non-binary a year ago, identifying neither as male nor female, Miriam Taylor Thorpe was worried. Esther’s mother already had a child come out as gay and feared that Esther, 14, would have trouble finding a Jewish community that would be

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