Originally posted on The Jewish Journal By eighth grade, Micha Thau knew he was gay. But he also knew that being gay was not acceptable in many of the Orthodox spaces he inhabited. So he buried that part of himself. But it didn’t stay buried. He began to suffer headaches, vertigo and other physical symptoms [more]
Originally posted on The Times of Israel Eshel was formed when relatives of LGBT kids in conservative communities needed a safe space in a homophobic storm. NEW YORK — Mindy Sager Dickler was speechless when her youngest child Ely came out as gay. “I couldn’t speak. My husband told him ‘We love you, you’re our [more]
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]
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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