This month, we’re featuring Yiddish texts that push at the boundaries of—or openly defy—traditional gender roles. Anna Margolin’s poem “I Once Was a Youth” disrupts expectations with its ambiguously-gendered speaker. The narrator of Miriam Karpilove’s novel Diary of a Lonely Girl rejects the demands of men as she navigates dating in turn-of-the-century New York City. And Isaac Bashevis Singer’s classic story “Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy” explores questions of identity, sexuality, and gender through the story of a young woman who dresses (and passes) as a man in order to pursue religious study. If you’re looking to bring a discussion of evolving gender norms into your classroom, check out these compelling resources.