Naftali Bennett Doesn’t Rule Out an LGBTQ Person in His Jewish Religious Party

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Education Minister and chairman of Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennett, didn’t rule out that a member of the LGBTQ community could serve in the ranks of his party. Religious Zionist public figures did not respond to a request for their comments on the matter. Religious activists in the LGBTQ community, on the other hand, welcomed […]

Orthodox LGBTQ Community Puts Out AWB-Impact Funded Campaign

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Back in January, we launched A Wider Bridge Impact, our organization fundraising arm to financially advance and support the struggle of the LGBTQ community in Israel. Our first project, The Orthodox Visibility Project, aimed to help the religious LGBTQ organizations fund a visibility campaign in the media. See the outcome! “Our Faces, Together” The Orthodox […]

Conference of Israeli Rabbis Debate LGBTQ Inclusion and Identity

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A conference dealing with how rabbis can approach the LGBT community took place Tuesday in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood of Jerusalem. Members of the Havruta organization for religious homosexuals were refused entry to the conference, despite the fact that representatives of the LGBT community were invited and took part in the conference. Havruta members with […]

9. Orthodox Men Come Out.

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Counting down the biggest stories of 2016 on our website. In July, Six brave gay orthodox Jewish Israeli men agreed to share their coming out stories in order to demonstrate to young gay orthodox Jews that they are not alone. One of the six was Daniel Jonas (picture above), who said that coming out brought […]

‘The Silent Revolution’ in Orthodox Attitude Towards LGBT People

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At the end of Shabbat Israeli Channel 1 news aired an inspiring segment on the process in the religious community with regard to LGBT people. Activists from Havruta and Bat Kol were interviewed and shared stories about their lives as gays and lesbians in their religious communities. RELATED: Havruta and Bat Kol leaders come to […]

The Rainbow Flag in Shiloh

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Eyal Liebermann poetically describes a recent Jerusalem group meeting of Orthodox and conservative Jewish LGBT people and allies with the inspiring teacher Malka Puterkovsky. Puterkovsky urged community members to keep fighting for their rights, and compared the community’s status today to the status of women a few decades ago. Malka Puterkovsky In the religious city […]