Jewish Lesbian Mom Regains Custody of Children

By Melanie Nathan, A Court reinstated custody to an ultra religious Jewish mother in Brooklyn, New York, The parent, an ex member of Hassidic Judaism, lost custody of her three children after coming out as a lesbian and finally regained her custody after more than two years of appeals. The Appeals Court ordered that Chavie … More Jewish Lesbian Mom Regains Custody of Children

Conservative Rabbis Pass Transgender Welcoming Resolution

Earlier this month an influential body of rabbis passed a resolution calling for synagogues to be “explicitly welcoming” of transgender people. As the country debates which bathrooms transgender people can use, the rabbis of Conservative Judaism officially declared their support of transgender rights. The Conservative movement is comprised of institutions including congregations, schools, camps and seminaries worldwide. The Rabbinical … More Conservative Rabbis Pass Transgender Welcoming Resolution

First Open Lesbian Rabbi President of Reform Judaism CCAR

First openly gay president of Reform Judaism rabbi group to be installed By Melanie Nathan December 16, 2015. On Monday, Rabbi Denise Eger, 55, became the third woman and first openly lesbian (LGBT) president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the rabbinical arm of the Reform Judaism movement, which is holding is 126th … More First Open Lesbian Rabbi President of Reform Judaism CCAR

Cynthia Nixon to host T’ruah Rabbinic Call for Human Rights’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Cynthia Nixon will host the T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, with a Special Performance by Y-Love. by Melanie Nathan, May 06, 2013.  T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Wednesday, May 22 at the New York City Fire Museum in Manhattan. The event will … More Cynthia Nixon to host T’ruah Rabbinic Call for Human Rights’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Nice Jewish Girls

First Published on September 2, 2010. By Rachel Wahba; September 01, 2010 Yes we were; nice Jewish lesbian feminist girls and we made a book. The first one of its kind – decades ago and it is still being used in Women’s Studies classes, to this day!  And now, the Union of Orthodox Rabbis is … More Nice Jewish Girls

Israel MP performs gay marriages as protest

To protest claims same-sex marriage will destroy the Jewish people Mock gay weddings preformed outside Tel Aviv’s Rabbinical court in protest of a ring-wing religious candidate stating that they would destroy the Jewish people 04 January 2013 | By Dan Littauer, Andrew Potts, VIA GAYSTAR News Following a statement by a religious right-wing electoral candidate … More Israel MP performs gay marriages as protest

The Talmud gets an Index

Posted by Melanie Nathan, Dec 30, 2011 Touting a groundbreaking literary achievement… A US-based Jewish publisher has produced an alphabetical index to the Talmud Bavli (Babylonian Talmud), a work it describes as “a groundbreaking literary achievement.”  Now the “HaMafteach” (“The Key”), provides a new indexed reference guide to the Talmud. The Talmud is the 63-volume … More The Talmud gets an Index