One Guy’s Struggle with Leviticus 18:22
- On Acharei Mot – Kedoshim Part 6: A Conclusion
- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (at Mah Rabu), Part 5 A year ago I tried to find some sort of rational or justification for being gay in Judaism through a number of different sources, which are all referenced above. …
posted by Robbie @ 9:00 PM
- On Acaharei Mot/Kedoshim, Part 5
- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (at Mah Rabu) This article orginally appeared in USA Today. It sums (and complements) much of what’s been adressed this week. This is a discussion that can only take place when feelings and emotions are …
posted by Robbie @ 12:36 AM
- On Acharei Mot/Kedoshim, Part 4
- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 BZ over at Mah Rabu gives us this installment in the continuing series: Leviticus 18:22 according to Rabbi Ishmael.
posted by Robbie @ 6:37 AM
- On Acharei Mot/Kedoshim, Part 3
- Part 1, Part 2 The following comes from Wrestling with God and Men by Rabbi Steven Greenberg. He also mentions many of the same interpretations as mentioned in Part 2, so I’m going to focus on a different aspect that he brings up – and …
posted by Robbie @ 9:30 PM
- On Acharei Mot/Kedoshim, Part 2
At our region’s spring convention this weekend, which I was staffing, I was sitting next to the high schooler [Joel] who’s on the executive board in charge of religion/education during part of a speech by an Evangelical Christian Pastor. (He was there because he’s apparently an outspoken zionist.)
In response to a section on the need for Jews and Blacks to be aligned, one participant asked, “Shouldn’t we also be assisting the homosexual community in their struggle because they know what it’s like not to have equal rights?”
Joel turns to me, we talk for a moment because he didn’t hear the question, so I repeat it. He responds: Allies, yes, rabbis, no.
I wait a few moments, listen to the Pastor’s stereotypical response and said to Joel: “I’d like you think about this tonight and give me an answer tomorrow or this week – why do you think I shouldn’t be allowed to be a rabbi?” Then I started to walk away.
He ran up to me and said, nervously, “But I also don’t think people who aren’t shomer shabbos publicly should be allowed, either.”
I could only respond with: “I agree, but, Joel, how many people do you see having anal sex publicly?”
And then I went to the next program.