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Judaism and homosexuality an authentic orthodox view by бё¤ayim Rapoporб№­

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Published by Vallentine Mitchell in London, Portland, OR .
Written in English


  • Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism,
  • Orthodox Judaism -- Doctrines,
  • Pastoral psychology (Judaism)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-219) and indexes

StatementChaim Rapoport ; foreword by Jonathan Sacks
LC ClassificationsBM729.H65 R37 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 231 p. ;
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17124690M
ISBN 100853034524
LC Control Number2003057164

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Judaism cannot make peace with homosexuality because homosexuality denies many of Judaism’s most fundamental principles. It denies life, it denies God’s expressed desire that men and women cohabit, and it denies the root structure that Judaism wishes for all mankind, the family. If one can speak of Judaism’s essence, it is contained in. Judaism For Dummies, 2nd Edition By Rabbi Ted Falcon, David Blatner The Jewish text, the Torah, says very little about homosexuality, but one verse has been used to justify the condemnation of a man’s primary relationship with another man: “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman” (Lev. ). Orthodox Judaism has not changed its policy, and still views homosexuality, or at least anal sex, among men as a grave sin, since the Bible explicitly says so. As for lesbians, Jewish law has ignored homosexuality among women, with the exception of a passage in the Talmud banning it because it could lead women to have illicit sex with men. Homosexuality, Transsexuality, Psychoanalysis and Traditional Judaism explores the often incommensurable and irreconcilable beliefs and understandings of sexuality and gender in the Orthodox Jewish community from psychoanalytic, rabbinic, feminist, and queer perspectives. The book explores how seemingly irreconcilable differences might be resolved.

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Judaism and Homosexuality book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In light of modern changes in attitude regarding homosexuality, /5.   This book contains articles authored by rabbis, mental health professionals and scholars on several sensitive and controversial topics in Judaism. The first half of the book deals with the extreme standards of sexual modesty and gender separation in the haredi, Gur Hasidim and Neturei Karta communities. In the second half of the book, the issue of homosexuality is discussed.   His book Judaism and Homosexuality: An Authentic Orthodox View was prefaced by the late Berel Berkowitz, Dayan of the Beth Din of the Federation of Synagogues. The book. The subject of homosexuality in Judaism dates back to the Biblical book of Leviticus. This describes sexual intercourse between males as an "abomination" that may be subject to capital punishment, although Halakhic courts are not authorized to administer capital punishment in the absence of a Temple in Jerusalem. The issue has been a subject of contention within modern Jewish denominations and.