West Hempstead’s Jews pride themselves on their ‘live and let live’ attitude — but their rabbis’ hard-line response to the LGBTQ community has infuriated many. An unbelievable tale of love, hate and shuls in kosher Chinese restaurants.
By Danielle Ziri
NEW YORK — As the world marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in late June, Haaretz published an article in which five U.S.-Jewish LGBTQ leaders reflected on the milestone. It was a story that, just a few weeks later, would spark controversy among a small Jewish community on Long Island.