Wherever You Go, I’ll Go: Honoring Trailblazing Women through the Story of Ruth

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This year on sundown of Thursday, May 28th, the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot will start and millions will celebrate and commemorate the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai (yes, Moses and the Ten Commandments), the beginning of the summer harvest season and the tradition of eating cheesecake and cheese blintzes. Today marks the start […]

By Banning Jewish and Israeli Symbols, DC Dyke March Undermines Its Intended Purpose

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Photo via Sarah Stierch/Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY) By Banning the Jewish Pride Flag and Israeli Symbols, DC Dyke March Undermines Its Intended Purpose As a coalition of LGBTQ, Jewish, and feminist organizations, representing dykes, queer women, and allies in Washington and across the country, we come together to strongly condemn the leadership of the DC Dyke March […]

Happy Hannukah! Check out Our Yummy Recipe Guide

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Hannukah officially starts this weekend. Most of you know that, in addition to Hannukah being the “festival of lights,” it’s also a celebration of Oil. We dare you to find another people or tradition that formally embraces deep-frying as a core tenet. The miracle was that the Jews found just enough pure oil in the […]

How a High-Ranking Gay Navy Chaplain Retired With Pride

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On the anniversary of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal, Captain Jon Cutler, a Rabbi at Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, PA, shared about serving in secrecy – and finally breaking the news to his friends. In 2008, under the energetic US Navy chaplain serving with the Marines in Anbar Province, Iraq, a plywood […]

North Carolina’s Jewish Community Angered After Gay Pride Parade Is Set for Yom Kippur

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Organizers of North Carolina’s gay pride parade and festival said they would find a solution following complaints from the Jewish community about the event being scheduled for Yom Kippur. Pride in North Carolina (photo: ncpride.org) “We’re going to solve that no matter what it takes,” organizer John Short told The Herald-Sun on Thursday. “Exactly how we’ll solve that […]

ADL Demands Apology From Chicago LGBTQ March Organizers After Jewish Participants Ejected

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on organizers of a Chicago LGBTQ pride march to apologize after three women were ejected from the march for carrying rainbow flags emblazoned with the Jewish Star of David. The women were reportedly told that they could not take part in the city’s Dyke March because their flags “made people […]

TAKE ACTION! Call on the Chicago Dyke March for Full Apology and Affirmation of Inclusion

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#StopTheHate TAKE ACTION Sign the Petition – Click Here Email the Chicago Dyke March – dykemarchchicago@gmail.com Share the Petition – Click Here We, concerned LGBTQ people and allies, Jews and non-Jews, from Chicago and across the world, call on the Chicago Dyke March Collective: 1. To issue a written formal apology to: Laurel Grauer, Midwest Manager of A […]

AWB’s Laurie Grauer: “Why Was I Kicked Out of the Dyke March?”

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The Chicago Dyke March Preaches Inclusion. So Why Was I Kicked Out for Carrying a Jewish Pride Flag? Originally posted in Ha’aretz http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.797845 “You have to leave because you are making people feel unsafe. You are putting them in danger by being here.” I was told this by Chicago’s Dyke Collective organizers, volunteers, and even […]

PRESS RELEASE: LGBTQ Jews Dismissed from Chicago Dyke March

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A WIDER BRIDGE CONDEMNS THE EXCLUSION OF LGBTQ JEWS AND ALLIES FROM THE CHICAGO DYKE MARCH We are deeply disturbed by the exclusion of A Wider Bridge Midwest Manager Laurie Grauer and her friends from the Chicago Dyke March, an annual event attended by 1,500 queer women and allies in Chicago. Laurie was proud to […]

Goldilocks and the three Orthodoxies

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Rabbi Steve Greenberg spoke at Limmud-Oz in Sydney, Australia on June 10. “I AM attracted to both men and women. What do I do?” Steve Greenberg asked Israeli Charedi Rabbi Yosef Eliashiv when he was studying at yeshivah. He was expecting the traditional halachic response – that homosexuality is banned in the Torah because same-sex […]