Jewish Journal


By Tera Greene

July 22, 2010 | 4:59 pm

My first passport

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... 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

  • Striving for Wholeness

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    July 12, 2010 | 1:12 pm

    For the longest time I was searching for the “perfect relationship.”  She would be my soul mate and my better half.  I would finally feel complete.  Seeking out relationships based on these set of ideals, I found myself getting involved in lustful relationships that would... read on

  • The Teachable Moment

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    July 11, 2010 | 3:02 pm

    On the hike to Tel Dan, I lose it. “That’s so gay,” my student says, turning around to his friend to make sure he hears. We’ve been on this Birthright trip for maybe four days, and this word is already quite popular. It can apparently refer to anything: food, one’s personality,... read on

  • IDF Israelis Dancing

    By Tera Greene

    July 9, 2010 | 4:37 am

    The best part about knowing Israelis is that, despite all the drama they have to deal with, they keep a great sense of humor in life.  One of my fellow Taglit-Birthright Israel trip-mates forwarded this to our group, and I just wanted to repost.  Read the article. Think what you... read on

  • ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ Struck Down

    By Sasha Perry

    July 9, 2010 | 12:13 am

    This came from LGBTQ Nation.  Link follows.

    “Gay rights advocates scored a major victory in federal court today, as a U.S. District Court judge in Boston struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defines marriage as a legal union exclusively between one man... read on

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