The Way to Open Conversation

By Steve Greenberg

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, November 21, 2001

In the Fall of 2001, "Trembling Before God," a documentary following the lives of gay Orthodox Jews opened to great critical acclaim. What was most surprising about the film's reception, as the author discusses, was the reaction the film received from the Orthodox Community, which used it as a vehicle to openly discuss homosexuality and the gay community in a Jewish context.

Topic: Movies, Homosexuality, Film, Tolerance, LGBT Issues, GLBT Issues, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: CLAL on Culture Archive

Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Greenberg, Steve. The Way to Open Conversation. CLAL on Culture Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 21 November 2001:


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