Jewish Journal

  • PROP 8 Decision Day California 2010

    By Tera Greene

    August 4, 2010 | 12:18 am

    Here we go again. 

    With bated breath I have waited for this day to come, and the Day of Decision for the federal trial of the Prop 8 challenge will be happening Wednesday Aug. 4, 2010.  Why I care so much about this Prop 8 stuff and being on the front lines of it, when I feel like... read on

  • Dissonance

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    July 28, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    When I’m in Israel,  I photograph graffiti- the political, the religious, the secular, the confusing, the desperate, manic scribblings on mailboxes and bus stops. A lot of it is new, some endures from years ago, like “homo=ill.”

    I’m not surprised to see it, its Jerusalem,... read on

  • Incredible Orthodox Response to Homosexuality in Judaism

    By Janelle Eagle

    July 23, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    Statement of Principles on the Place of Jews with a
    Homosexual Orientation in Our Community

    For the last six months a number of Orthodox rabbis and educators have been preparing a statement of principles on the place of our brothers and sisters in our community who have a homosexual... read on


    By Tera Greene

    July 22, 2010 | 4:59 pm

    I don’t know if you guys have been keeping up with the new bill that is being proposed by the Ultra-Orthodox Shas party that will basically deny the right of a convert to make Aliyah (return back to Israel/Citizenship), but it really has me thinking of how sad it is that anyone feels... read on

  • How Many Members of the Tribe Are Family?

    By Naomi Goldberg

    July 19, 2010 | 5:13 pm

    Counting is an important concept for Jews.  We count the Omer in the lead-up to Shavuot.  In Numbers, the Israelites are commanded to conduct a census.  As someone who does a lot of number crunching as her day job, I’m intrigued by the counting we can (and cannot) do of lesbian,... read on

  • Orthodox Lesbians in the Jerusalem Post

    By Maital Guttman

    July 19, 2010 | 3:48 am

    Contrary to popular belief?
    07/02/2010 16:03

    In an ideal world, sexuality should be a private matter, says Bat Kol’s press officer Talya Lev. But to alleviate the hostility religious lesbians face, the group provides support.

    The religious-secular divide in... read on

  • I Love My Trans Jewish Artists! - Athens Boys Choir reviewed

    By Kalil Cohen

    July 14, 2010 | 11:57 am

    While I was dealing with understanding and accepting myself as a transgender man, and going through the process of transitioning socially and medically, I didn’t place much importance on my Jewish identity.  Although it had always been central in my life growing up, coming out was... read on

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