Jewish Journal

  • Conservative Movement Struggles With Marriage for Gay and Lesbian Couples

    By Naomi Goldberg

    August 2, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    An article in today’s New York Times highlights the disagreements within the Conservative Movement on the topic of marriage of gay and lesbian couples. (Available here) Is this just a case of the Conservative Movement trying to hold the space between Reform and Orthodox Judaism? Or, it is a generational divide that will fade over time?

    Six national polls have found majority support for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. What gives, Conservative Movement?

  • Pathology

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    July 28, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    Reblogged from Diverge: www.idiverge.wordpress.com

    Two things to know about me: 1. My parents are divorced. 2. My mother and grandmother raised me. One thing you might not know: I didn’t think growing up in a house without men was weird, until people told me it was. My family just... read on

  • Marriage Equality in New York

    By Naomi Goldberg

    July 28, 2011 | 9:21 am

    On Sunday, gay and lesbian couples in New York began marrying, as the most populist state yet extended marriage equality to same-sex couples. Check out this blog post from a rabbi in Minnesota as she discusses watching couples wed in New York as her own state struggles with the equality of LGBT Minnesotans.

  • “in the late afternoon of the day…the dead still speak.” Jeanette Winterson

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    July 22, 2011 | 5:56 pm

    Reposted from my blog, Diverge (www.idiverge.wordpress.com)

    I spent three hours at the archive today, upstairs in the periodicals, looking at and filing copies of Heresies, Aegis and Chrysalis (save an extra copy of things published before 1980).

    There’s a grey box that contains... read on

  • “You Know, Where They Keep All the Lesbians?”

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    July 22, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Reposted from my blog, Diverge (www.idiverge.wordpress.com).

    On Saturday, I spent a long time at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn. It makes me feel so hopeful there, my thoughts get so much larger, my imagination comes off its leash. It’s full of pulp novels, photos,... read on

  • Mortality: Not A Topic To Be Ignored

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    July 21, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    Whenever I am writing a blog, the content and message comes from a reflection on an experience and lesson, which I find deeply moving, powerful and of which I feel passionate.  As I seek truth, it is these experiences that open my eyes to feeling truly alive and present during my... read on

  • AUGUST plays Outfest July 10

    By Kalil Cohen

    July 6, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    Outfest: The 29th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival starts this Thursday night with the Opening Night Gala film GUN HILL ROAD, starring Esai Morales, Judy Reyes, and newcomer Harmony Santana.  To find out more or buy tickets, visit www.outfest.org.

    With over 150 films at 7... read on

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