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]

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  • Judas


  • To each his own

    Okay, but keep it to yourself.

  • abelincoln

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

  • todd

    He don’t eat Shell Fish?

  • 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.

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