Mordechai Levovitz is the founder and clinical director of JQY (Jewish Queer Youth), an organization that supports and empowers LGBTQ+ youth and teens from Orthodox, Hasidic and Sephardi-Mizrachi homes. If you need support, please visit the JQY website or call/text the JQY warmline at 551-JQY-HOPE (551-579-4673).
By Mordechai Levovitz
A young gay Orthodox man died by suicide. We must confront how Jewish teachings harmed him
Like many queer Orthodox Jews, 25-year-old Herschel Siegel struggled with teachings that paint LGBTQ identity as an 'abomination'
Tennessee’s drag ban affecting Purim is not a distraction from trans advocacy
In the face of the dangerous and formidable movement against queer lives, all voices are necessary
Tennessee’s new anti-drag laws would make Purim celebrations illegal
Laws that seek to curtail the rights of any minority group are inevitably used against Jews
‘You must yell, you must accuse, and you must threaten.’ How Larry Kramer changed the gay Orthodox community
“You must yell, you must accuse, and you must threaten.” — Larry Kramer Dear Larry, The gift of a role model is having someone to see yourself in and through. It allows us to ground our emotional experiences in a communal destiny rather than a personal fate. Every injustice I have encountered, every coward I…
JVP’s Targeting Of LGBTQ Youth Shows ‘An Unbelievable Lack Of Empathy’
Jewish queer youth are a vulnerable population of Jews being unfairly targeted for Disruption and sabotage by an organization called Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). While it is important to counter the distortions and dishonesty disseminated about the group’s disruptions at the Celebrate Israel Parade (and I will below), it is far more urgent to…
Henry Kissinger: ‘If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be antisemitic.’
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