Be open because having numerous voices makes your experience richer. Whether or not Orthodoxy responds should not affect your bottom line.
Large Jewish non-profits cater to many Jews, working hard to be inclusive. Except, too often, for the Sabbath- and kosher-observant.
“And Thou Shalt Love” disturbed me. It’s about Ohad (Uri Lachmi), an Israeli Yeshiva student who struggles with his homosexuality.
When Orthodox-raised Eli Reiter got dragged to an egalitarian prayer service, he felt shaken. He wasn’t supposed to like it. And yet, there he was, moved.
The so-called ‘knockout’ game has already struck unsuspecting Jews in New York and elsewhere. Eli Reiter feels himself experiencing a uniquely Jewish kind of fear.