Yasher koach to Reuben Zellman!
May 14, 2010
The Jewish Journal shares the story of Reuben Zellman’s journey to ordination as the first openly transgender rabbinical student to attend Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Zellman, who will be ordained this Sunday, is a member of Jewish Mosaic’s advisory board and one of the two creators of our TransTexts resource guide, as well as a contributor to Torah Queeries. We wish him success!
Torah Queeries book review
Apr 09, 2010
Ri J Turner, who has on several occasions contributed to the online Torah Queeries, reviewed the Torah Queeries anthology for the Feminist Review, calling it a “a precious, powerful work.”
Israeli gay families
Mar 31, 2010
Israel replies to surrogacy rights challenge
Mar 25, 2010
Transgender son of a rabbi tells tale of life on street
Mar 25, 2010
Gay life in Israel through the eyes of SF gay man
Mar 20, 2010
Jewish communal entrepreneur Arthur Slepian recently returned from a series of meetings with GLBT groups in Israel to build support for A Wider Bridge, a project that will foster connections between GLBT people in the US and Israel. Slepian recently spoke about his experiences in Israel at San Francisco’s Congregation Sha’ar Zahav.
Homosexuality in Orthodox halacha
Mar 17, 2010
In a recent article in the Jewish Press, a newspaper geared toward the Modern Orthodox community, two Orthodox rabbis outline five critical points concerning halacha (Jewish law) and homosexuality. In the article’s comments section, one gay Orthodox Jew described it as “a fair, nuanced, compassionate, and strictly Halachic approach to a subject matter that, unfortunately, too many in our community tend to sensationalize.”
Israel GLBT group begins US awareness tour
Mar 01, 2010
Attitudes changing among Religious Zionist rabbis
Feb 16, 2010
Rabbi Ron Yosef of the Israeli gay organization Hod and others have worked within the ranks of Relgious Zionists to obtain signatures in support of a minimum standard for recognition of gay religious people. While the halachic prohibition is not under discussion, negative attitudes about homosexual people are starting to change through the efforts of these groups.
LGBT facility named after Barney Frank's mom
Feb 12, 2010
A nursing facility for LGBT seniors opens later this month in Massachucetts. The center is named for the mother of openly gay senator Rep Barney Frank (D-MASS). Mrs. Frank was a lifelong supporter of the LGBT community.