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Gay/Lesbian Issues

Seeing the Other

Rabbi Jacob Staub discusses the importance of seeing and attempting to understand people who are not like us. Even in today's world of progressive Judaism, we still encounter instances where people are marginalized by language that is used or assumptions that are made. He uses the example of heteronormativity in biblical and rabbinic texts, and outlines how these passages are not one-size-fits-all.

Oy Vey the Rabbi Is Gay: A Short Story for Children

Short story designed for children about a gay rabbi. The rabbi is not out to his congregation, whose orientation becomes known to two of the members, one of whom is an angry Mr. Birnbaum. After some soul-searching and a heart-to-heart talk with the rabbi, Mr. Birnbaum realizes that his marriage had many similarities to the struggle the rabbi faced.
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