Saying “I Do” to All That Needs to Be Done: My Upcoming Marriage in a Trump Presidency

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Gay Rabbi Joshua Lesser writes about his upcoming wedding, and about that same conversation that every engaged same-sex couple is having – to get married quickly, before January 20th. The night of the election early into the morning, my partner, Alex and I were exhausted. We took time out from our political commentary and analysis before […]

Australia: Jewish MPs criticised for gay marriage stance

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A controversial rabbi says Jewish members of the Australian House of Representatives who support same sex marriage have ‘gaps’ in their ‘spiritual literacy.’ Australia’s three federal Jewish MPs, Josh Frydenbery, Labor’s Michael Dandy and Mark Dreyfuss, all support legalising same-sex marriage. The Institute for Judaism and Civilization Dr Shimon Cowen has told Sky News that […]

Labor MK denounces marriage – but calls for gay marriage

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MK Merav Michaeli: “While I am opposed to marriage as an institution, nevertheless I am even more opposed to discrimination.” On Friday, journalist-turned-MK Merav Michaeli, officiated a wedding ceremony for a gay couple. Despite her opinions on marriage in general, Michaeli not only praised the couple, she called for an expansion of the institution to […]

Getting Married With Pride

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Galit Sabag, events photographer, launched a website called Pride at the Chuppah, that gives information about suppliers and service providers needed in order to produce weddings for same sex couples in Israel. The idea of the website came to Sabag six years ago, when she was just starting out as a photographer and joined a […]

Melbourne Jewish day school supports same-sex marriage

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A Jewish day school in Melbourne reportedly has become the first Australian K-12 institution to support a campaign for marriage equality. Bialik College, which has more than 1,000 students from kindergarten to high school, provided a letter of support last week backing the Australian Marriage Equality campaign “asking all Australian universities and academia to add […]

LGBT-Friendly Siddur for Conservative Judaism

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The Siddur Lev Shalem is “both more traditional and contemporary” in several ways, senior editor Rabbi Ed Feld says. In the sign of the increasingly changing landscape of Jewish life in the United States, the Conservative movement this week published a “completely egalitarian and LGBT-friendly” prayer book that includes prayers for, among other things, single […]