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    • Bitcoin Li
    • 15.07.13 | 20:29 (IDT)

    Of course since rabbis are human they are going to have human issues, their own issues. There is no human, and certainly no rabbi, that has no issues. But it is one thing to have such an issue, another to be satisfied with it, to say it is good. The most complex issues, of which transgender etc is one, cannot be attacked the way another commentator might like, rather it has to be studied and the mystery of it has to be assimilated into a healthy person. So if a particular rabbi, considers him or herself transgender then he or she has not mastered that issue, and is not a rabbi on that issue, just as there are literally thousands of respected rabbis who are not rabbis on issues such as adultery, theft, homosexuality, etc that they have not mastered yet. As to anyone, rabbi or not, who says such an issue is no issue at all, that person is ignoring nature which came before anything printed and which also gives riddles for a reason.

    from the article: First generation of transgender rabbis claims its place in the American Jewish community
    First published 16:07 15.07.13 | Last updated 16:07 15.07.13
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