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Sunday, January 15 • 4:50pm - 5:35pm
Feminism, Halakha and Homosexuality: Some Reflections on the Interactions Between Them in a Globalized Age

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Does religious feminism entail advancing the cause of homosexual inclusion in the Orthodox community?  Are there halakhic red-lines for JOFA regarding this issue?  Linking feminist, halakhic and LGBT interests is symptomatic of an age of globalization, social media and mass communication that, in addition to breaking down gender binaries, promotes a blurring of distinctions at large.  Beyond its theological significance, this development contributes to a shift in the balance of power between poskim and their intended audiences and places a new burden of responsibility on grassroots initiatives. 

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Rabbi Steven Greenberg

Rabbi Steven Greenberg is the co-Director of Eshel, a support, education and advocacy organization for LGBT Orthodox Jews and their families. He is on the faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and a Senior Teaching Fellow at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and the author of Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition. Steve currently lives with his partner... Read More →

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Dr. Tamar Ross

Dr. Tamar Ross is Professor Emerita of the Department of Jewish philosophy at Bar Ilan University. She has taught in many academic and religious settings in Israel, the United States, England and South Africa, and continues to teach at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, with which she has been associated since its inception in 1976.  She has published widely on many topics relating to Jewish thought and the philosophy of halakha... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 4:50pm - 5:35pm
Satow Room

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