Rabbi Gil Steinlauf has been stunned by the supportive response to his announcement that he is gay. The reaction reflects a dramatic in the Conservative movement in recent years.
Gil Steinlauf says he has struggled with his sexual identity for 20 years. Avi Shafran says a respected rabbi should keep fighting to live a life consistent with the Torah.
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf told his synagogue he is gay in an eloquent open letter. Menachem Creditor writes that the reaction of the shul’s lay leaders is even more momentous.