Zehorit Sorek Describes the Fight For LGBT Equality in Israel’s Orthodox Community

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Zehorit Sorek, from the Israeli lesbian religious  group Bat Kol, recently attended the Limmud conference in England, where she discussed her ten-year fight for LGBT rights in Israel. Zehorit indicated that she and fellow activists feel the problem with LGBT rights in Israel is a social one, rather than a Halachic one. As an activist, […]

Israel: The Beauty of its Landscape Matches the Beauty Found Inside All of its People

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Popular British magazine Gay Times flew to Israel for an unforgettable journey through Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the Judean Desert and Mitzpe Ramon – and didn’t forget to explore the much-alive and present LGBT+ life. As we jump into the back of a 4×4 Jeep like something from a James Bond movie, our eyes become […]

Pro-Israel Gay Man is Favorite to Lead UK Independence Party

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Candidates in the race to be the next leader of the UK Independence Party include a gay, pro-Israel former television producer and an activist who has described herself as “an opponent” of Islam. Pro-Israel issues surface. Peter Whittle is the bookies’ favorite to lead Britain’s ninth biggest political party, and Anne Marie Waters has received […]

Rabbi Joseph Dweck ‘Steps Aside From Day-To-Day Activity’ of Sephardi Beth Din

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DEVELOPING STORY: Following criticism in Israel and the orthodox Jewish world Senior Sephardi leader Joseph Dweck takes backseat as he seeks to clarify his teachings. A row erupted three weeks ago after Dweck said the LGBT revolution had been a “fantastic” development for humanity but it’s since emerged that some senior rabbis have concern about […]

Dweck’s views are part of a new way 
of thinking on homosexuality

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Rabbi Joseph Dweck’s claim, that the ‘gay revolution is fantastic’ caused a stir in the Orthodox community in Israel and in the diaspora. British journalist Simon Rocker says that the Rabbi’s words are part of a softer approach emerged in Orthodox Judaism towards homosexual orientation. Until quite recently, most Orthodox rabbis would have lined up […]

Hundreds Back Rival Petitions in Rabbis’ ‘Gay Revolution’ Spat

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Dispute triggered by Rabbi Joseph Dweck’s comments about homosexuality draws international criticism, including from Israel’s Chief Sephardi leader Rabbi Joseph Dwek (left) and a poster promoting Rabbi Bassous’ response Hundreds of religious Jews have signed petitions both for and against Senior Sephardi Rabbi Joseph Dweck after he said the sexual revolution allowing acceptance of homosexuality […]