In this dvar-Torah Syd Nestel makes an in depth comparison of Reconstructionist and Conservative approaches to the prohibitions against homosexuality written in Leviticus 18 and 20. The article ends:
So let us continue to read Aharei Mot-Kedsohim and celebrate and build our theology on verses like "love thy neighbour as thy self." And let us not be afraid to read verses, like those banning homosexual sex, and say: "This is indeed what our ancestors thought to be wrong, but they where mistaken, and this is no longer our view."
Topics: Jewish Life, Divrei Torah, Jewish Practice, Jewish Thought, Tikkun Olam, Jewish Community, Reconstructionist Judaism
Type: Dvar Torah