How Orthodox Jewish Communities Respond When Members Come Out as LGBTQ 

For much of the 21st century, Miryam Kabakov and Rabbi Steven Greenberg have been agents of change in Orthodox Jewish communities built on continuity and tradition. Through their own coming out processes, their writings, and their organizing – both are founders of Eshel, an organization that supports and advocates for LGBTQ Orthodox individuals and their families – they have helped inspire a slow, ongoing revolution in the way Orthodox communities think about, talk about, and respond to LGBTQ members. Our conversation will explore their personal experiences have taught them about how Orthodox communities, and traditional religions, balance conflicting values in ways that enable them to change while not changing.

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