This book is a revelation. Queer people yearn for visibility, particularly in history. We know we’ve always been here, but we’ve been on the margins, and often written out of history entirely. A Rainbow Thread is like an oasis in that textual desert: nourishing, delightful, affirming.
A Rainbow Thread both soothes the grief of longing for a place in Jewish history and energizes the reader with the excitement of so much new information. Combined with Sienna’s lyrical expository style, there’s no doubt this book will be an instant and beloved classic.
In this extraordinary compendium, Sienna brings to the center texts, experiences, desires, pain and oppression of queer Jews that have been marginalized or even mostly erased. Through these texts, A Rainbow Thread demonstrates the diversity of Jewish life and at the same time helps us to imagine—in the past and the future—rich and vibrant queer life.