However, someone who has had homosexual intercourse is considered to have violated a prohibition. Homosexuality and religion Transgender people and religion. Rabbi Bradley ArtsonDean of the Rabbinic School at American Jewish Universityclaims to have studied every reference he could find to homosexual activity mentioned in ancient Greek and Latin writers. Dear Stuart, Thank you for honoring us all with such an intelligent, relevant and honest comment. Every citation he found described an encounter between males where one party, the master, physically abused another, the slave.
I am dealing here with relational, human issues.
Homosexuality and Judaism
Many Christians find that thesis as unbearable as my rabbinic friends at JTS found my belief that being Baptized did not make me any less Jewish. Immanuel Jakobovitsin his entry Homosexuality in the Encyclopedia Judaica Keter Publishingdescribes the traditional opinion on homosexuality in this way:. It taught me things about life that I needed to know. The Reform Judaism movement, the largest branch of Judaism in North America, has rejected the traditional view of Jewish Law on homosexuality and bisexuality. The point is, why should he need your approval? This entry was posted in Uncategorized.
Later, in a series of conversations, we gingerly touched upon the issue of whether or not I approved of her choice. We recognize respectful and mutual expressions of adult human sexuality as potentially sacred expressions of love, and therefore, we strive to welcome a variety of constellations of intimate relationships and family forms including gay, lesbian, and heterosexual relationships as well as people choosing to be single. August 9, at That is part of what it means to respect people as people—regardless of gender or sexual identity. Discipline in sexual matters is difficult for all of us, and all who make heroic efforts are to be commended, as I commend you.