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‘Mo Moments

By Tera Greene

October 5, 2010 | 1:43 pm

A Thanksgiving Day 'Mo Moment 2009

The other day I found myself dancing gayly - I mean, happily/freely -  with fellow blogger, Kalil Cohen,  in celebration of Simchat Torah.  At one point in the night, I broke concentration... read on

  • Jewish newspaper reverses decision to include same-sex unions

    By Naomi Goldberg

    October 5, 2010 | 10:50 am

    The Jewish Standard, a Jewish newspaper in New Jersey, has announced that it will no longer include same-sex unions in the celebrations page - after publishing just one.  You can read the note from the editor here.

    The newspaper cites “pain and consternation” from... read on

  • 20% of Israeli adoptions are by same-sex couples

    By Maital Guttman

    October 3, 2010 | 3:02 am

    Haaretz reports that approximately 20% of adoptions in Israel are by same-sex couples, up 50% from 2008.  The longer I am in Israel, the more fascinated I become with the way in which the country is dealing with homosexuality on a policy level.  There seems to be a shift recently in... read on

  • Chutzpah

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    September 27, 2010 | 10:12 pm

    I read a book during Yom Kippur services this year. Not a prayer book, or even anything on Judaism, just a novel, albeit a good one. I felt like a jerk, but it was either bring a book or not show up at all, and honestly, I wasn’t prepared to deal with that particular guilt.

    ... read on
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  • The Loner, The Shedding and The Sukkot

    By Tera Greene

    September 24, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    Sukkot is a time to visit and be with friends and family in environmental settings to bring us closer to the natural world.  It is a holiday that reminds us that we are all equal and that injustice is not imperative to joyful life.  It is a time to remember again of the Exodus, and... read on

  • A Bittersweet New Year

    By Naomi Goldberg

    September 22, 2010 | 3:26 pm

    It seems like the Jewish New Year has brought with it lots of LGBT-related news.  And while I’m generally quite the pessimist and despite a few recent challenges, I am still feeling pretty good about things.

    So, let’s start with the bad news.  Yesterday, in some complicated... read on

  • Reflecting for Yom Kippur

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    September 15, 2010 | 11:02 am

    As Yom Kippur approaches, I reflect upon the past year and where I have fallen short of being reasonable, mindful, honest and respectful.  Each year, I do this in hopes of becoming more spiritual, feeling more connected to G-d, to myself and to those around me.  I work very hard to... read on

  • Claude Cahun -  1920s Surrealist genderqueer Jew

    By Kalil Cohen

    September 14, 2010 | 11:12 pm

    At last month’s TG Film Fest in Hollywood, there was a fascinating film about genderqueer Jewish artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, made by award-winning filmmaker Barbara Hammer.  The lives of these incredible artists is fascinating as they were trailblazers living way ahead... read on

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