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A Train Ride With Avraham
Gay rights and pro-peace activist
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.
Family Feud: How to Cope with Family Resistance
Spiritual life coach, TV personality and author, 'But You Knew...
Recently, David received an invitation to a bar mitzvah on his side of the family. It was explained to us that I was not invited to the synagogue for services because it would create too much gossip within their religious community.
Once Upon a Gay: A Jewish Journey Through the Ex-Gay Movement
Founder, Hebro; for gay Jews
Many people are surprised when I tell them I voluntarily entered reparative therapy at the age of 21 without pressure from family or religious leaders. During that time in my life, it was a choice between conversion therapy and not wanting to live anymore.
Why I'm Going Back to My Synagogue After 25 Years Away
Author, 'Sweet Like Sugar'
I decided in my teens that I was done with synagogue -- largely because as I came to terms with being a young gay man, I realized that the Conservative movement didn't have room for me.
Orthodox Judaism And Homosexuality: Choosing Healing Over Hatred
Rabbi, Co-founder, Uri L'Tzedek: Orthodox Social Justice
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.
Why Jews Should Rejoice at the Overturning of Prop 8
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Editor, Tikkun Magazine
The rights of homosexuals are supported by an overwhelming majority of the American Jewish community. That support is not only based on a memory of shared victimhood, but also on the core values of our own Jewish tradition.
Orthodox Jews Issue Statement In Support Of Gays
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