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Rabbi Joseph Dweck's lecture on male homosexuality and Torah

Rabbi Dweck's Sefaria source sheet

Rabbi Dweck's subsequent clarifications on his lecture

Presented without specific comment on the content (I am prepared to discuss the content privately if asked). I don't agree with everything Rabbi Dweck teaches here, I don't disagree with everything Rabbi Dweck teaches here, but I admire him greatly for the bravery and kiddush Hashem of risking his career to move this conversation forward in our community. And the fact that these teachings could ruin his career breaks my heart, because there are too many lives at stake in this conversation. The Orthodox community needs to be more honest with ourselves about that.

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Date: 2017-06-15 12:01 pm (UTC)
kass: "Judaism is my other fandom." (judaism)
From: [personal profile] kass
I hadn't seen his subsequent clarifications; thanks for that link.

(I will admit that I laughed out loud at the exclamation points after Misconception 4 – I said that ‘חז״ל are wrong’ (ח״ו!!))

He seems like a remarkable teacher. I would like to learn more about him.

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Date: 2017-06-15 01:16 pm (UTC)
liv: In English: My fandom is text obsessed / In Hebrew: These are the words (words)
From: [personal profile] liv
Thanks for posting about this. I am absolutely with you in admiring R' Dweck's courage and his commitment to Torah and his exemplary leadership. I didn't know whether news of the anglo-Sephardi community's storm in a teacup had reached across the Atlantic, but I really appreciate your response.


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