About Andrew Ramer

Andrew Ramer is the author of six books, including the classic Two Flutes Playing, as well as numerous essays, poems, and midrash. He is a regular colunnist for White Crane. His columns for Zeek are part of a larger project, a piece of which will be published as Queering the Text (Suspect Thoughts Press).

Twice a Heretic

By September 8, 2009

"Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh," we say to You in prayer, three times over. "Holy, Holy, Holy." And now I find myself before You, at thrice the age of a boy who has had his bar mitzvah. I cannot count the times … Read More

Queer Midrash

By August 7, 2009

Across the street, over the rooftop, in the next building, a young man in blue cooks his single dinner over a tiny flame. Perhaps a student, I saw him once in the marketplace, bent over a wooden tray of lemons … Read More

Queer Midrash

By July 10, 2009

Don’t tell me about the Shekhinah. How God’s female aspect is a sacred part of our tradition. The word "aspect" gives it all away. Your Shekhinah is God’s sidekick chum Purim drag costume. She’s His sad dark girlfriend evicted from … Read More

Al Andalus: Tales of an Imaginary Spain

By June 26, 2009

"The most important thing in this portion is seldom noticed," Rabbi Solomon ibn Uzair said, as he lay on a pile of cushions beside his lover Joseph. A small scroll of the Torah lay open in front of them, rolled … Read More