I reject the idea of hiding visceral negative emotions behind "God's word". - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leandro Nahmías
    • 13.05.12 | 20:29 (IDT)

    Whil I share you visceral emotion on the issue, and reject the notion of homosexual marriages and am myself a traditional Jew, I can't bring myself to condemn nature. And nature has always had a percentage of the population which is homosexual. Where is the Harachaman, the merciful God on it? If the Conservative Movement for example, spent so much time, loving effort, to bring Halachah to terms with nature, that is the path of loving Judaism I choose, even if it's hard, even if I have to struggle with myself. Isn't "Israel" a term for the one who struggles with God and prevails. So let's struggle with our own projections onto God, and let's evolve. We may be right or wrong, but we must become more humane, more inclusive, more empathetic. Otherwise we hide our negativity behind "God" and become absolutists who cause suffering to fellow human beings. Veahavta Le'reecha kamocha. Isn't it?

    from the article: Israeli government must confer the right to marriage for all
    First published 03:32 13.05.12 | Last updated 03:32 13.05.12
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