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Rabbinic Authorities Flex Muscles in Response to “Gay Orthodox Wedding”

December 13, 2011 by

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Last week, over 100 Orthodox rabbis around the world added their signatures to a declaration condemning a recent event that the media identified as an “same-sex Orthodox wedding.” On November 6, Yeshiva University-ordained Rabbi Steven Greenberg, known to many as the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, officiated at a marriage ceremony between grooms Yoni Bock and Ron […]

Fear & Loathing in Washington Heights

December 12, 2011 by

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The winds of scandal were blowing in full force across the Jewish world last week. An article printed in an online publication run by Yeshiva University students became the centre of controversy, and the school demanded that the article be removed. The ensuing debate was covered by Fox News and later even in some other news sources and […]

committed Jewish lesbian at spiritual crossroads

October 2, 2011 by

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I stumbled upon this letter in the JQY (Jewish Queer Youth) online forum. I found it to encapsulate many of the challenges that Jewish queer individuals must face, and I think that understanding and empathizing with these experiences will truly enrich our community.   Hi everyone, I wrote to the group a while back to […]