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Cus But Greenberg goes beyond the uestion of whether homosexuality is biblically acceptable to ask how such relationships can be sacred In so doing he draws on a wide array of nonscriptural texts to introduce readers to occasions of same sex love in Talmudic narratives medieval Jewish poetry and prose and traditional Jewish case law literature Ultimately Greenb I was really glad to read an in depth investigation of the Orthodox Jewish many viewpoints on homosexuality written by a courageous gay Orthodox Rabbi The thousands of years of analysis Greenberg describes makes the rantings of many anti gay Christian churches look flabby and thoughtlessThe high point for me was discovering that Leviticus only outlaws penetration by the top in anal intercourse There is no problem for the bottom There are other surprises For example Orthodoxy has almost nothing to say about lesbiansGreenberg brings up the Orthodox position on usury as an example of the adjustment of the Orthodox position The Bible strictly outlaws charging interest on loans After centuries of discussion it was decided that these rules only applied to personal and charitable loans but not to business loansThe book ends with discussion of possible adaptation to gay relationships It may take a few centuries

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Wrestling with God and Men Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition

Erg argues that Orthodox communities must open up debate dialogue and discussion precisely the foundation upon which Jewish law rests to truly deal with the issue of homosexual love This book will appeal to all people of faith struggling to merge their belief in the scriptures with a desire to make their communities open and accepting to gay and lesbian members SO MANY THOUGHTS HEAD FULL This really took me back to my Yeshiva days and has made me uestion my perception of halacha and rabbinic authority in ways I hadn t fully realized as a high schooler I m really intrigued by the ideas Rabbi Greenberg brings forward but am still troubled by the sacrifices gay Jews are expected to make to remain part of Orthodox Jewish life I m sure I ll spend my entire life grappling with the notions put forth in this book but I have such a deep love and appreciation for Rabbi Greenberg and his passionate advocacy for LGBT Jews He gave my friend and I a lot of guidance and support in creating our own underground GSA at our Yeshiva and I would love to speak to him further about Orthodox support of the LGBT community and where we as gay andor gnc Jews can continue to create solidarity and celebration of our identities in the future

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Wrestling with God and Men is the product of Rabbi Steven Greenberg's ten year struggle to reconcile his homosexuality with Orthodox Judaism Employing traditional rabbinic resources Greenberg presents readers with surprising biblical interpretations of the creation story the love of David and Jonathan the destruction of Sodom and the condemning verses of Leviti Brilliant exegesis and history woven with a gay Orthodox rabbi s personal story How I wish that orthodox Christians could treat Scripture reason tradition and the testimonies of LGBT2S people with as much dignity as Rabbi Greenberg does here


10 thoughts on “Wrestling with God and Men Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition

  1. says:

    A fascinating and important work Rabbi Greenberg makes some incredibly important points and provides all the research and evidence one needs to prove that inclusion of LGBT people in Judaism is than reuired But frustratingly he doesn

  2. says:

    Brilliant exegesis and history woven with a gay Orthodox rabbi's personal story How I wish that orthodox Christians could treat Scripture reason tradition and the testimonies of LGBT2S people with as much dignity as Rabbi Greenberg does here

  3. says:

    Wow this is an amazing book full of healing and wisdom Steven Greenberg is a Modern Orthodox rabbi and gay and he

  4. says:

    Very interesting book that as far as I know is one of the few that discusses gay Jewish identity from an Orthodox perspective

  5. says:

    Rabbi Steven Greenberg's Wrestling with God Men takes on a fairly formidable task making room for the acceptance of homosexuality within the Jewish tradition This task is complicated by the fact that Rabbi Greenberg has chosen not to simply disregard halakha and tradition as does the approach toward the acceptance of gays and lesbians within many non Orthodox circles Instead he sets to carve out a space within the tra

  6. says:

    I was really glad to read an in depth investigation of the Orthodox Jewish many viewpoints on homosexuality written by a courageous gay Orthodox Rabbi The thousands of years of analysis Greenberg describes makes

  7. says:

    SO MANY THOUGHTS HEAD FULL This really took me back to my Yeshiva days and has made me uestion my perception of halacha and rabbinic authority in ways I hadn't fully realized as a high schooler I'm really intrigued by the ideas Rabbi Greenberg brings forward but am still troubled by the sacrifices gay Jews are expected to make to remain par

  8. says:

    I'm really glad to have read this book in its entirety It's something that has been so influential at least in my highly specific circles that I knew most of the broad strokes of Greenberg's conclusions and few of his source texts but hadn't really been taught much in the way of the specifics of his halachic argument and I found his readings really interesting All communities deserve members like Rabbi Greenberg who l

  9. says:

    Incredible useful needed

  10. says:

    An in depth look at the texts regarding sexuality ethics and God's law in the Hebrew Scriptures Carefully researched and very readable this book presents several different argument structures from several not just two sides and allows the reader to come to their own conclusions a rare feat these days Especially enlightenin