Another Conservative Rabbi, Robert Kirshchner, pointed out that 'in the interpretation of Jewish tradition, where there is a halachic will, there is a halachic way. Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States and Same-sex marriage in Israel. Outline of Judaism Index of Jewish history-related articles. There is a continuum of wrong from premarital sex, to celibacy, to adultery, to homosexuality, incest, and bestiality. These four are all roshei yeshiva i.
The liberalizing responsum, adopted as a majority opinion by 13 of 25 votes, was authored by Rabbis Elliot N.
Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Reform Judaism
Reform authorities consider that, in light of what is seen as current scientific evidence about the nature of homosexuality and bisexuality as inborn sexual orientations, a new interpretation of the law is required. The consequences of the decision have been mixed. Homosexuality, Science, and the "plain Sense" of Scripture. Orthodox Judaism maintains the traditional Jewish bans on both sexual acts and marriage amongst members of the same sex. Archived from the original on October 10, Traditionally, Judaism has understood homosexual male intercourse as contrary to Judaism, and this opinion is still maintained by Orthodox Judaism. In andthe Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union for Reform Judaism, respectively, adopted resolutions in support of civil marriage for same-sex couples.
The Tosafotthe Rosh and the Ran understand the reason for the prohibition as that as a result of male homosexuality, a man abandons his wife to pursue a homosexual relation. Inan ad hoc CCAR committee on Human Sexuality issued its majority report 11 to 1, 1 abstentionwhich stated that the holiness within a Jewish marriage "may be present in committed same gender relationships between two Jews, and that these relationships can serve as the foundation of stable Jewish families, thus adding strength to the Jewish community. Schindler ; it was the first published argument to the Jewish community on behalf of civil marriage for gay couples. Please improve this article by removing excessive or inappropriate external links, and converting useful links where appropriate into footnote references. This article's use of external links may not follow Wikipedia's policies or guidelines.