Rabbi Rules Against Renting Apartment to Lesbians

Ramat Gan rabbi Yaakov Ariel told a questioner on a religious website that he should avoid choosing a lesbian couple as tenants.

The rabbi of Ramat Gan, Yaakov Ariel, has ruled that an apartment should not be rented to a female couple, out of concern that they may indulge in activities that are forbidden by Jewish law.

Ariel, a leading religious-Zionist rabbi and former candidate for chief rabbi, was responding to an anonymous questioner on the Yeshiva.co.il website who asked...