Orthodox rabbi addresses transgender issues

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In a world of increasing anti-Semitism and division,  Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president and emeritus of the Orthodox Union, nobody should reject a Jew from a religious congregation or community because he or she is transgender. The transgender rights movement has become a hot-button topic in popular culture and among liberal religious institutions, […]

Opening Up the Religious Community to LGBT

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Under the title “Our Faces,” 44 members of the religious LGBT community revealed their identities and sexual orientation online last week. The campaign that was initiated by members of Bat Kol, an organization of religious lesbian women, and Havruta, the gay men’s equivalent, has received major interest and media coverage in Israel and around the […]

Anti-gay Manifesto Disappears

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The Torah Declaration, which denies the existence of homosexual identity, goes offline in a possible victory for LGBT activists who have fought it for years. Why Did the ultra-Orthodox website disappear from the web? The Torah Declaration, the paper that outlines the ultra-Orthodox position on homosexuality, is no longer accessible online, signaling that at least […]