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Abby Stein

Student, Educator, Speaker, Trans Activist at Columbia University, Romemu, and B'nai Jeshurun NYC
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Abby Stein was born and raised in a Chasidic family of rabbinic descent; she is the 10th generation of the Baal Shem Tov - Founder of the Chasidic movement. She attended Yeshiva, completing a rabbinical degree in 2011. In 2012, Abby left the Chasidic world to explore different worldviews, while struggling with gender identity. A few months ago, she came out as a woman of trans experience, and she has been doing work towards her goal to raise awareness and support people going through a similar experience. Her story has been covered in the New York Times, New York Post, Jewish Daily Forward, Kveller, Daily Mail, as well as live appearances on Fox News, CNN, HuffPost Live, ShowTime and more. Abby is a second year student at Columbia University's School of General Studies studying Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in Political Science.


  • Abby Stein edited Zohar 3:20a:5
    Version: Sefaria Community Translation (English)
    However, in the Torah, they are 70 faces to Torah (study), in a single language.
    1 month ago
  • Abby Stein added a connection between Zohar 3:20a:4 and Genesis 10:5
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    1 month ago
  • Abby Stein translated Zohar 3:20a:4
    Version: Sefaria Community Translation (English)
    And from there the Snahedrin knew 70 languages, which they are the 70 faces (interpretations) of the Torah. Because they are 70 languages from the side of the evil kingdom, (and) all of them are separate (unrelated languages). That is what it is written (Genesis 10:5): From these the maritime nations split up. in their lands, to their languages (Translators note: the Zoher uses here a different text for the verse than the traditional text), all of these 70 languages are are in separation from each other.
    1 month ago
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