As you know I traveled to Selma, Alabama to participate in the NAACP’s Journey for Justice representing the Central Conference of Reform Rabbis. I was profoundly moved by my experience marching with the Torah across the Edmund Pettis Bridge. I have written my additional thoughts. Published by the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Here is…Read more »
Greg Louganis was and is the World’s greatest Diver. An Olympian that captured gold medals in both 1984 and 1988, Greg was one of the first openly gay athletes. Because of his sexuality he was denied many of the perks that other Olympians received including many endorsements and perhaps one of the most coveted of…Read more »
One of the 100 Women we love from GO Magazine~ GO Magazine – 100 Women We Love.
I am a feminist. That means I try to promote women and access by women to great jobs, great education, and full liberty and equality in my faith and in civil society. It doesn’t mean – I hate men. I love men! I care about men. I want them to care about me too. Feminism…Read more »
This was the sermon I delivered at the Multi-Faith Prayer Service in Washington, DC on Sunday April 26 for for Unite for Marriage. It was delivered at the National City Christian Church. Where there is love there is Justice. We gather here in this sacred place for seeking many things. We seek strength from one…Read more »
Tonight we begin the celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s 67th Independence Day. Happy Birthday Israel! It was 67 years ago that the modern State of Israel was born. But it was really a rebirth of our ancient nation state, reborn after 2000 years! The Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel reads: THE DECLARATION:…Read more »
This is a wonderful article written in the Jewish Journal. I am proud to share it with you about my upcoming term as President of the CCAR. Rabbi Denise Eger seeks to open doors wider to all Jews.
Here is my interview in the Advocate. Although they got some facts wrong. My Ordination year is wrong—it is HUC-JIR 1988. I came out publicly in 1988 What Does Judaism Say About LGBT People? | Advocate.com.
Shana Tovah Wow! Wasn’t this something. Thank you Cantor and Jeremy and the Kol Ami New Year’s Band for such an uplifting beginning to our Rosh Hashanah 5775! We all need awakening for the New Year. Tonight we can say goodbye to the tzoris of last year. For the last few months I just…Read more »
This is an important Review of the New book The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality. It is edited by Rabbi Dr. Lisa Grushcow of Montreal, Canada. It is published by the CCAR Press . I have two chapters in this collection one on Taharat HaMishpacha-family purity and another on the history of LGBT inclusion within…Read more »