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Orthodox Rabbi Lives By Leviticus

Anonymous Rabbi R loves his faith – and men. Quite a conundrum for an Orthodox Jew living in Israel, where R hopes to change conservative minds about the gays. Even if he does succeed, R still promises to follow Jewish religious law and abstain from same-sex sex. “He lives with another observant Jewish man in what he describes as a romantic but celibate relationship, and one that is not flaunted in public. Even so, R says “we are part of the religious world and we plan to stay there.” He reiterates his own celibacy and says that a group he has co-founded — HOD — toes the line on that… HOD is the Hebrew acronym for religiously observant homosexuals; ironically, it is also a Hebrew word meaning “splendor”.” [AFP]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Feb 20, 2008
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    • Judas


      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • To each his own
      To each his own

      Okay, but keep it to yourself.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • abelincoln

      The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the oppressor of true freedom. Always was, always will be.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • todd

      He don’t eat Shell Fish?

      Feb 20, 2008 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      If you live with someone and you’re not doing the nasty, you’re not lovers or partners, you’re roomates. That, or lesbians.

      Feb 21, 2008 at 2:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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