One Jew at a Time: Yes, You Can Be Progressive and Zionist

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My twenty-something Passover Seder guest didn’t know he could be exactly what he was: both Progressive and a Zionist. We have to do better with our young people. Arafat’s cunning lie, “Zionism is Racism,” is on steroids today, and our young people are being hurt. We live in a time of increasingly anti-Semitic responses to […]

Rabbis Force ultra-Orthodox Israeli Lawmaker to Resign After Attending Gay Nephew’s Wedding

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MK Yigal Guetta left the ultra-Orthodox Shas party after prominent rabbis demanded his resignation for attending a same-sex marriage An ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker resigned on Wednesday after a number of prominent rabbis demanded his party fire him for attending his gay nephew’s wedding. Shas MK Yigal Guetta told Israeli media at the beginning of the week […]

Movie in Works About How Israeli Blogger Saved ‘God Hates Fags’ Church Member

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Film explores how Megan Phelps-Rope left Westboro Baptist religious group after talks with Jerusalem-based David Abitbol Megan Phelps-Roper and David Abitbol in Tel Aviv, April 4, 2017. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel) A movie about Megan Phelps-Roper, who left the viciously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church after a Twitter correspondence with a prominent Jewish blogger, is in […]

‘Transparent’ Coming to Israel in Fourth Season

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New trailer shows Pfeffermans in Jerusalem, Dead Sea, West Bank; creator Jill Soloway said to indicate show will tackle politics According to the trailer, released on Saturday, the season will accompany Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) and family as they stroll through Jerusalem’s Old City, ride camels in the desert, float in the Dead Sea, […]

SlutWalk Chicago Backtracks, Will Allow Zionist Symbols at Event

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The organizers of Chicago’s annual SlutWalk announced that Zionist symbols would be allowed at the August 12 event, overturning an earlier decision which barred participants from carrying any such religious signs. The “Slut Walk” in Tel Aviv, 2017 Speaking to Haaretz, one of the event’s organizers, Red, said the event would be open to anyone […]

79% of Israelis Back Gay Marriage or Civil Unions

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New survey on eve of Tel Aviv Pride Parade also finds 65% of voters for religious-nationalist Jewish Home party support changes Survey findings published the day before Friday’s Tel Aviv’s Pride Parade showed that an all-time high of 79 percent of Israelis support same-sex marriage or civil unions. The poll commissioned by the Hiddush organization […]