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A Train Ride With Avraham

Matt Adler | Posted 06.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Matt Adler

All my life I had worked to build my confidence as a member of the LGBT community. And here was a man from halfway around the world whom I had never met before telling me whom to sleep with. This man whom I worked so hard not to stereotype was proving to be ever so stereotypical.

Chaim Levin Is Giving Hope To LGBT Orthodox Jews

Wayne Besen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Chaim Levin is on a remarkable journey, and he is accomplishing more than simply giving hope. He is having a tangible impact in his community, opening closed minds, and keeping teens from enduring the pain that he once suffered in silence.

Yes, An Orthodox Rabbi Can 'Do' a Commitment Ceremony

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Rabbi Jason Miller

In officiating at a same-sex commitment ceremony between two men, Rabbi Greenberg may not have acted in a way that fits Rabbi Spolter's belief structure, but he also violated neither Torah law nor civil law.

EXCLUSIVE: Orthodox Rabbis To Sign Anti-Gay Declaration

Jayson Littman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Jayson Littman

I was saddened to learn about a top-secret Declaration currently being passed confidentially among Orthodox Jewish rabbis, entitled, "Torah Declaration, Petition, re: The Torah Stance on Homosexuality." The full text of this Declaration is posted here.

Religious Leaders Must Preach Tolerance, Compassion Toward LGBT Community

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

At this stage it is no longer about the heated and divisive issues like gay marriage or "Don't Ask Don't Tell." It is now a matter of life and death. Religious leaders across this country: Please stand up and put an end to this national tragedy.

Orthodox Judaism And Homosexuality: Choosing Healing Over Hatred

Ari Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

The question of whether sexual orientation is primarily genetic, or rather environmentally generated, is irrelevant to the Jewish obligation to treat human beings with dignity and respect.

Orthodox Jews Issue Statement In Support Of Gays

Religion News Service | By Michele Chabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) More than 100 modern-Orthodox rabbis, educators and mental-health professionals in Israel ...