LGBT Conference in the State Religious Schools

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About 50 yeshiva and ulpana principals from the State-Religious school system in Israel attend a conference that deals with issues related to the gay community. Pinkas-Arad opned the event (Photo: Reuven Kopitchinski) The State-Religious education division in the Education Ministry held a first of its kind seminar on Wednesday for principals of yeshivas and ulpanot […]

Israel Chief Rabbi Amar Condemned for ‘Gay Death Penalty’ Comment

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Israeli political and community leaders have called for a top Jerusalem rabbi to be fired after he said Jewish law prescribed the death penalty for gays. Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar told Israel Hayom newspaper homosexuality was a “cult of abomination”, which the Torah “punishes… with death”. Several members of parliament have written to the […]