Monday, May 5, 2014

"Twelve Topics: Start An Orthodox Conversation About LGBT Jews" - The Jewish Week

Please read this article and perhaps share it. It is important for us to be discussing this topic openly and being real about it. Please take a moment out of your day to make a difference. 

Thank you,
05/05/2014- We are a group of many dozens of observant, Orthodox families from across the United States, including Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

We are just like most of you – with one exception: Our children are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender). Each of our children told us on a fateful day some months or years ago that they are not heterosexual. It is who they are and who they will always be. 

It is with this thought in mind that we would like to have a virtual conversation with you. Imagine yourselves sitting around the Shabbat table. You have just finished Kiddush and are about to eat. Think about the statements below and how you would respond or comment. Just pick a few, and begin. That’s what most of us did with our families – slowly, carefully, needing time to absorb and appreciate the circumstances and the people around us. Important questions below:

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