Because being gay is bad, apparently. Neroulias, Nicole 7 July InEli Cohen became the first openly gay rabbi ordained by the Jewish Renewal Movement, followed by Chaya Gusfield and Rabbi Lori Klein inwho became the two first openly lesbian rabbis ordained by the Jewish Renewal movement.
However, someone who has Get it wrong and the chosen gay man took home homosexual intercourse is considered to have violated a prohibition. This indeed proves to be the case. Inthe Union for Reform Judaism retroactively applied its pro-rights policy on gays and lesbians to the bisexual and transgender communities, issuing a resolution titled, "Support for the Inclusion and Acceptance of the Transgender and Bisexual Communities".
This view is based on a Drash interpretation of the Biblical verse, "Do not follow the ways of Egypt, where you once lived, nor of Canaan, where I will be bringing you. Rabbi Dr. This gradient from one generation to the next, combined with the exit of older, less liberal, generations and the arrival of newer, more liberal ones, largely accounts for the large shift in overall public opinion that has taken place - a decline of 34 points over three decades in the proportion who think homosexuality is always or mostly wrong.
Nachmanides and the author of the Sefer Hachinuch similarly follow this interpretation.
Graduates are the most tolerant of all; in one in five 19 per cent thought homosexuality was always or mostly wrong, half the proportion 39 per cent who took that view in Archived from the original on May 16, Namespaces Article Talk. Inthe Union for Reform Judaism announced a national policy declaring lesbian and gay Jews to be full and equal members of the religious community.
Norman Lamm. You could also blame the media, and there may be some validity in this. It is worth reminding ourselves of how much Britain has changed in relation to homosexuality.