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Israeli Rabbis Hooking Gay Men Up With Lesbian Women

What’s worse: preserving the sanctity of marriage by not allowing gay unions, or rabbis preforming “experimental” ones by marrying a gay man to a lesbian woman. Read More

By / March 11, 2011
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What’s worse: preserving the sanctity of marriage by not allowing gay unions, or rabbis preforming “experimental” ones by marrying a gay man to a lesbian woman.

Apparently the latter is acceptable and has been done over ten times in Israel by rabbis from the religious Zionist community, and according to Haaretz, to surprising results.

They don’t deny their sexual identity, he stressed, but “they want to establish a home, whether for the sake of becoming parents or for the social recognition. A family isn’t just sex and love. It’s an instrumental partnership, though not just a technical one.”

Oh, this sounds like a fantastic idea….

Though, there exists an Orthodox position that it is OK to be gay, but not to perform actions in line with that identity.  It is considered a larger mitzvah for a gay person to enter into a straight marriage, as it shows even greater respect for Halacha.  I suppose this is just a bizarre interpretation of that philosophy.  Either way, we don’t get it.