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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... 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

  • 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? 

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3953878,00.html

     

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  • Reflections on Prop 8 from Rabbi Guttman

    By Maital Guttman

    September 12, 2010 | 5:48 am

    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.

    The... read on

  • Parallel Universes

    By Brandon Gellis

    September 7, 2010 | 4:39 pm

    I identify as being gay and Jewish. I do not however know which if any, I identify with more. With growing interest in blogging, I’ve gained a greater inclination towards reading more blogs, and being more observant of Internet discussions. Recently, I read this blog,... read on

  • The Work

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    August 28, 2010 | 11:10 pm

    Tonight, during Havdalah, when the spice bag was under my nose, I made sure to take an especially deep breath in, thinking about what it means to have this particular week, the one in which we marked the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, come to an end.

    ... read on
  • All the World’s a Stage

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    August 26, 2010 | 7:13 pm

    On August 16th, I boarded a plane along with 24 other cast members of Beit T’Shuvah’s original musical Freedom Song, heading to Minneapolis for a single performance.  I have been the Freedom Song Coordinator for the past 2 years and have helped plan performances all over the... read on

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