Inclusion and Welcoming Criteria for Orthodox Synagogues

By Steven Greenberg

University of Wisconsin Press, 2004

In his book, "Wrestling with God & Men - Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition," Rabbi Steven Greenberg explores his ten-year struggle to reconcile his homosexuality with Orthodox Judaism and to develop scholarship in this area. While many may not agree with him, his reflections and positions are an important contribution in the development of a theology and scholarship that integrates instead of divides homosexuality and Judaism. In the last chapter of the book, Welcoming Synagogues, Rabbi Greenberg describes a framework for those Orthodox synagogues that wish to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for gay and lesbian people. The three principles that he advocates are excerpted here.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Homosexuality, Orthodox Judaism, LGBT Issues, GLBT Issues, Inclusion, Synagogues and Congregations

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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