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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]

On:           Feb 20, 2008
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    • Judas


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

      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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