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 […]

Steven Greenberg to Visit Ohio U

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Steven Greenberg, the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, will visit Kent State University on Monday to spread the message of inclusion and diversity in collaboration with Hillel and the university’s LGBTQ Student Center. Tomer Yechezkel, an Israel fellow at Hillel, arranged for Greenberg to speak with students in the University Library’s Garden Room at 6 […]

Out in the Open

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This weekend, Eshel hosts its third annual retreat with the theme of “Family,” hoping to can be a source of support to parents who are newer at dealing with LGBT child issues. It’s no doubt at the forefront of the minds of the approximately 45 attendees at this weekend’s Eshel retreat — designed to support […]

How Orthodox Jews’ Minds On Gay Rights Changed

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NEW INTERVIEW: Steve Greenberg, the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, explains to Moment Magazine the past three decades’ shift in the Orthodox world in understanding of homosexuality and its relation to changing American attitudes Same-sex rights proponents suffered an unusual loss this week when a federal judge in Louisiana upheld the state’s ban on gay marriage, […]

“Marriage Equality Widens Rift”

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 UK Rabbi Zvi Solomons wrote a personal column in the Jewish Chronicle, saying that marrying gay and lesbian couples can only increase divisions between Progressive and Orthodox Three years ago the internet was awash with pictures of two frum Jewish men under a chupah in New York, wearing white kittels. The headlines screamed that this was […]