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Faith Complex: "Davven the Gay Away" | Chaim Levin

Last year, Crown Heights native Chaim Levin participated in making an "It Gets Better" video for gay Orthodox Jews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytzzq9rwhQ...
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Gay & Orthodox? HOW?!

http://abrahamsfaith.blogspot.com/2014/06/do-you-really-want-to-know-me-orthodox.html "I am a serious Torah observant Jewish convert, and I'm homosexual. Now...
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Keshet » Kindness Counts: Welcome and INclusion Of LGBTQ Jews and Their Loved Ones Into The Mishkan

Keshet » Kindness Counts: Welcome and INclusion Of LGBTQ Jews and Their Loved Ones Into The Mishkan | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
RT @KeshetGLBTJews: Friends in the Philadelphia region - don't miss this 1 day conf on LGBT inclusion http://t.co/qRZsAQGWFN #Jewish Please…
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Great News For Gay Jews

Great News For Gay Jews | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses.

In a directive publicized Tuesday, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Saar told immigration authorities not to differentiate betwe...
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Rabbi's coming-out lets Conservative clergy 'stop lying about themselves' - The Times of Israel

Rabbi's coming-out lets Conservative clergy 'stop lying about themselves' - The Times of Israel | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
Now upended, only eight years ago Conservative doctrine stated homosexual behavior was antithetical to Jewish law
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Rabbi's coming-out highlights dramatic shift in Conservative Judaism - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Rabbi's coming-out highlights dramatic shift in Conservative Judaism - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — Gil Steinlauf, a nationally prominent Conservative rabbi, made headlines this month when he announced to his large Washington, D.C., synagogue that he is gay, and that he and his wife of 20 years would divorce.
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Israel Warns Against Gay 'Conversion' Therapy - Jewish Daily Forward

Israel Warns Against Gay 'Conversion' Therapy - Jewish Daily Forward | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
Israel’s health ministry issued a warning declaring that therapies aimed at changing patients from gay to straight are not supported by medical evidence and could be harmful.
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Embrace for rabbi's coming out reflects dramatic change in Jewish community - Haaretz

Embrace for rabbi's coming out reflects dramatic change in Jewish community - Haaretz | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
It wasn't that long ago that Conservative movement would not ordain openly gay rabbis. Rabbi Steinlauf's coming out shows the road the denomination has traveled in its acceptance of LGBTQ people.
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"I spent my 20s trying to convince myself I wasn't gay" — So Much to Say

"I spent my 20s trying to convince myself I wasn't gay" — So Much to Say | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it

Rabbi Ron Yosef, chairman of Hod, an organization supporting religious LGBT, explains the extent of the phenomenon, while Dror Zandman, a clinical psychologist, says that ‘conversion’ is the wrong word and asserts that the human mind can open itself up to new and different attractions.

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A Response to: Torah Values vs. “LGBT” Agenda

A Response to: Torah Values vs. “LGBT” Agenda | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
Mordechai Levovitz, the director of JQY responds to the op-ed by a writer who questioned the LGBT agenda vs. Torah Values.
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When Jewish kids become more religious than their parents, a Toronto support ... - Toronto Life

When Jewish kids become more religious than their parents, a Toronto support ... - Toronto Life | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
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The movement, known as baal teshuva, dates back to the 1960s.
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Steve Greenberg: How Orthodox Jews Changed Their Minds On Gay Rights

Steve Greenberg: How Orthodox Jews Changed Their Minds On Gay Rights | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
Steve Greenberg: How Orthodox Jews Changed Their Minds On Gay Rights Same-sex rights proponents suffered an unusual loss this week when a federal judge in Louisiana upheld the state's ban on gay marriage, bucking a domino-like chain of favorable rulings on the issue. Overall, 21 states have toppled bans since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013--a trend that reflects a remarkable shift in pubic opinion. In general, Jews have been at the forefront of this shift: More than 80 percent of Jewish Americans now support gay marriage, according to a recent survey by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute.
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Out - Jewish & Gay

Channel 4's groundbreaking LGBT magazine programme from the early 1990's. The feature piece in this episode is about being gay in the Jewish community. All c...
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Pride of Place | AWiderBridge

Pride of Place | AWiderBridge | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
Following the successful Hanukkah event at of Or Chayim and A Wider Bridge, Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz highlights the work of Or Chayim, a monthly Shabbat
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Uri Zohar - Heart To Heart - YouTube

Uri Zohar was the most famous movie actor in Israel , successful carrier ,Beautiful home, great future ahead of him then... come a visit to a wedding of a fr...
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Torah Sociology: Rav Soloveitchik & Religious Comeback - Arutz Sheva

Torah Sociology: Rav Soloveitchik & Religious Comeback - Arutz Sheva | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
What makes people self sacrifice for the advancement of a particular social culture or religion in the 21st century? Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen
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The Remaking Of Conservative Judaism - The Jewish Week

The Remaking Of Conservative Judaism - The Jewish Week | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
The Jewish Week The Remaking Of Conservative Judaism The Jewish Week “[O]vernight you have also become a role model to LGBT Jews everywhere, in particular within the Conservative movement,” wrote Aimee Close, the transformation specialist for the...
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Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel Comes Out as Gay

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel Comes Out as Gay | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
Gil Steinlauf, the married senior rabbi at Adas Israel — a large and historic Conservative synagogue in Washington, D.C. — has announced that he is gay.
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Why Rabbi Gil Steinlauf's Coming Out Is Watershed Moment for Jews

Why Rabbi Gil Steinlauf's Coming Out Is Watershed Moment for Jews | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf told his synagogue he is gay in an eloquent open letter. Menachem Creditor writes that the reaction of the shul’s lay leaders is even more momentous.
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Our Decades-Long Fight for LGBT Equality | Reform Judaism

Our Decades-Long Fight for LGBT Equality | Reform Judaism | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
October is LGBT History month, dedicated to celebrating the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and the LGBT equal rights movement.
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Keshet » A Retreat for Orthodox Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Jews

Keshet » A Retreat for Orthodox Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Jews | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
@_Merrick_J @taekosaito i mean…google is your friend. i’d like to cater this event. http://t.co/Rvqo2KOCJW
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Torah Values vs. “LGBT” Agenda

Torah Values vs. “LGBT” Agenda | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
I want to have a wife and children in the natural way. I believe that is Hashem’s plan.
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“Gay Jews in Mexico are forced to marry women” | AWiderBridge

“Gay Jews in Mexico are forced to marry women” | AWiderBridge | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
“RT @eTorreMolina: My friend @ENassau on life in Mexico for #LGBT Jews and why he founded @GuimelMx http://t.co/LckiMNGVyF”;
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500 Years Later, a Queer-Inclusive Bentsher – Forward Thinking

500 Years Later, a Queer-Inclusive Bentsher – Forward Thinking | LGBT Jews and Baal te Shuva | Scoop.it
Exactly 500 years after the first Grace After Meals book was published, Jews are creating a queer-inclusive version for Orthodox and non-Orthodox use alike.
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