Shelo Asani Isha: Someone Who Chose to be a Man


There’s responsa from Tzitzit Eliezer where I think he says Jews born with both man and woman characteristics can choose their gender (not transgender, an indeterminate status becoming determinate), if true does such a Jew recite shelo asani isha if choosing to be a man



  1. The Tzitz Eliezer is talking about a medical reality that a child is born with both male and female characteristics. The Tzitz Eliezer is not referring to a person who chooses to change their gender. Such a scenario is Halachically complicated, and, when there is a practical dimension, it should be presented to one of the Gedolei HaPoskim for a definitive ruling.

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