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Orthodox Rabbi Steven Greenberg talks to Pasadena shul about homosexuality, welcoming the stranger

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/orthodox_rabbi_steven_greenberg_talks_to_conservative_shul_about_homosexual

When Rabbi Steve Greenberg was a young rabbinical student at an Orthodox Yeshiva near Jerusalem in the mid-1970s, he was attracted to a fellow (male) student. He wanted to talk about his feelings of homosexual desire to a respected old rabbi — but was afraid to. So Greenberg fudged by telling the rabbi he was “attracted to both men and women.” The venerated old rabbi shrugged: “So you have twice the power of love. Use it carefully.”

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