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40 Years of Pride: Meet Daniel Jonas


Name: Daniel Jonas
From: Jerusalem

I represent Havruta religious gays in Israel

What I hope comes from this conference is an international Jewish LGBT dialogue that will help all of us to promote issues related to every community and place. As Jews we have much in common and together we can achieve more- and also to learn from one another. To me there’s no doubt that the American Jewry is more progressive in terms of their spiritual lives and how they relate to their political lives while here in Israel we are still at the beginning of this spiritual and society movement. We have much to learn from you in this regard. On the other hand the international Jewry could learn from us about orthodoxy and challenge their notions of what it means to be orthodox.