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Reform Judaism Charges the Eternal Barricades, Again

The Reform movement has once again made an attempt at the impossible: to find some way of normalizing homosexual relationships within the context of Judaism. The Reform Movement recently published an expanded manual for the inclusion of homosexuals and transgender … Read More

By / August 15, 2007

The Reform movement has once again made an attempt at the impossible: to find some way of normalizing homosexual relationships within the context of Judaism.

The Reform Movement recently published an expanded manual for the inclusion of homosexuals and transgender individuals, including list of three blessings to be said on the occasion of a sex change operation.

The 500-page Kulanu: A Program for Implementing Gay and Lesbian Inclusion contains among other things services for same-sex commitment and marriage ceremonies as well as advice for the inclusion of GBLT individuals in the community.

The original edition of Kulanu was published 10 years ago, and was considered at the time to be a modern and daring step for the movement, which had recognized homosexual individuals as legitimate and equal members of the community three decades prior.

I wont go into the problems surrounding such ideas as homosexuality being a defining factor of personal identity. I will only say that Foucault was self-evidently correct when he described it as a 19th century invention conducive to social control.

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