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]
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]
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]
by: Rabbi Haim Ovadia Today I would like to address a question presented to me by many orthodox parents, but first, a brief introduction. It seems that the phrase dreaded by most parents is: Mom, Dad, there's something I need to tell you. Over the years, I have counseled many parents, and have been very [more]
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