‘Bleeding is beautiful:’ Ariel Vegosen on queering ancient Jewish blood culture

Ariel Vegosen/Courtesy

Vegosen framed conversation at this event with the modern interpretation of the Hebrew words “taharah” and “tumah.” These words, Vegosen explained, are commonly thought to translate to “pure” and “impure.” They are more often used to distinguish people who do and do not menstruate; nonmenstruators being pure and menstruators being impure.
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