"The Talmud didn’t make Sasha Steinberg a drag queen. But it did help inspire VYM, the 'drag culture' glossy he launched in July as Sasha Velour, his alter-ego."
The Forward, the country's leading Progressive Jewish newspaper recently published a beautiful profile on VYM's Artistic Director and co-founder, Sasha Velour.
The fantastic piece by Michael Kaminer explores Sasha's work through the lens of Jewish philosophy.
“Identity for Jews like us was shaped by cultural practices and family traditions rather than allegiances of place or language or class, because those things continued to be redefined for us,” Steinberg said. “Drag operates along similar lines. As a drag performer, my identity exists in music, art and fashion, not in any one ‘language’ of gender or ‘appearance.’”
To read the whole piece, click on the photo above!