“Pride is also a Yizkor.”
Some LGBTQ Jews say they feel pressured to renounce their attachment to Israel.
For all of us, sometimes the story we don’t think to look for is the one we most need to see.
As Conservative rabbis have embraced the practice of performing LGBTQ marriage, it appears the Modern Orthodox movement may be next.
The first known LGBTQ synagogue was formed 51 years ago, when the House of David and Jonathan held services in the upstairs of a Brooklyn church during the fall of 1970. At the time, Rabbi Herbert Katz told the newspaper GAY that most of his fellow clergy denied that there were any gay Jews. And with little support from New York City’s organized Jewish community, the experiment lasted less than two months.
“If people wanted to be out, the only place they could be respected was the queer community.”
When it comes to LGBTQ Jews, our archives echo with vanished histories.
“Summer of 85” has a lot of “Call Me By Your Name” in its DNA — but little of what made that film great.
“When I’m exploring ritual with other queer people, there’s just this sense of comfort.”
We are officially in Pride Month, and this year, with the return of some in-person events, it feels particularly festive.