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LGBTQ Advocacy Group Eshel to Host Retreat for Orthodox Parents

LGBTQ Advocacy Group Eshel to Host Retreat for Orthodox Parents

Originally posted on the Baltimore Jewish Times Sometimes, parents know their child is gay even before their child does. That was not at all the experience of Mindy Sager Dickler, whose family is modern Orthodox. Her son, Elie, coming out five-and-a-half years ago took her completely by surprise. Though Dickler and the rest of the [more]
A Journey Helped by Eshel

A Journey Helped by Eshel

Originally posted on The Jewish Link It is perhaps inarguable that for most Orthodox Jewish parents, the path for their children is to get an education, meet the “right” person, get married, settle down and start a family. That’s at least what Mindy Dickler, a Baltimore mother of three and a member of the Orthodox [more]
Orthodox Woman Supports LGBTQ Community

Orthodox Woman Supports LGBTQ Community

  Originally posted on JMoreLiving “When a child comes out of the closet, a parent goes in,” says Mindy Dickler. A retired teacher, mother of three and member of the local Orthodox community, Dickler never considered what it might be like to have a gay child until 2011 when her son, Elie, came out to [more]
Why Orthodox synagogues should welcome gay couples

Why Orthodox synagogues should welcome gay couples

  A halachic approach to the inclusion of same-sex couples in Orthodox communities by Rabbi Dr. Zev Farber Orthodox Jewish homosexuals in committed relationships who wish to remain part of the community are often stuck having to leave the latter or hide the former. Many Orthodox communities are in a similar quandary, wishing to be [more]