Two seemingly clear biblical denunciations of homosexual sex, as well as the corpus of rabbinic commentaries and legal codes based on those verses, limit how far Orthodox Judaism, marked by its fidelity to traditional understandings of Jewish law, or halacha, can move on this subject. Quick, a riddle: Who wouldn’t love a lesbian boarding school story? Believe it or not, the first widely-released film featuring a lesbian plot came out in Germany just as Hitler was rising to power.
Despite being made in Germany, Mäedchen in Uniform was more successful elsewhere in Europe than in its home country.
New York The Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva/Day School Alumni A friendly and supportive community for lesbian and gay yeshiva and day school alumni, and all others with a commitment to their Jewish heritage, created to integrate Jewish and gay identities through discussion, socializing, and other activities.
Temicha: Support for Parents Temicha is a support group for Orthodox Jewish parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
They’ll say, “Yeah, it’s all right.” There’s no interest. “We’re going to solve that no matter what it takes,” organizer John Short told The Herald-Sun on Thursday.“Exactly how we’ll solve that we don’t know.” Short said the Durham Pride parade’s volunteer organizing committee had Jewish members but it still had not realized the scheduling conflict.[Note: Collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.This collection has not been fully processed.] Dolores Alexander (1931-2008) Papers, 1945-1998 (ongoing) 25.5 linear ft. The Papers consist of correspondence, writings, and other documents pertaining to Alexander's work as a writer (freelance and as employed by Time, Inc.); files pertaining to Alexander's activism in NOW, Women Against Pornography, and to broader feminist and lesbian issues; files documenting the history of Mother Courage Restaurant in New York; books and audiovisual materials on the subject of achieving financial independence, and Alexander's personal financial information and records.