Jewish Journal

Israeli Supreme Court Says Jerusalem Municipality Must Fund Gay Center

By Maital Guttman

September 14, 2010 | 9:05 am

Jerusalem is home to some of the most religious Jews in the world.  But, it’s also home to the Jerusalem Open House, an LGBT center in the heart of downtown.  Today, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the Jerusalem Municipality cannot discriminate against LGBT institutions and must pay $120,000 to the center.  Can you imagine the US Supreme Court ruling anything close to this? 



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    Rabbi Fred Guttman is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, NC.  The synagogue is at the forefront of LGBT inclusion, especially in the South, with its annual LGBT Shabbat and Seder.  He is guest blogging in response to the most recent ruling to overturn Prop 8.

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  • Parallel Universes

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  • Blessing and/or Curse?

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Tera “Nova Jade* Greene is a professional lesbian of color and Jew by Choice.  She is a producer of music and film, a renowned DJ and always finds herself in the midst of...

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