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A unique travel experience brings young couples to Israel

Posted on June 18th, 2018
By Rebecca Stadlen Amir for Israel21c


US-based organization coordinates romantic Israel trips for young couples, including mixed-religion, LGBTQ and non-religious Jews.


It has long been rumored that couples who meet on Birthright trips receive a free honeymoon to Israel. This is just hearsay, but there is a way for newly married couples to enjoy a highly subsidized trip to the Holy Land.


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GERMAN LGBT GROUP CLOSES BANK ACCOUNT TO PROTEST BDS ACTIVITY

Posted on June 11th, 2018
BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL for jpost.com


The Bank for Social Economy holds numerous accounts that wage boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) activity against Israel.


The Magnus Hirschfeld Foundation – named after a gay German-Jewish scientist who was persecuted by the Nazis – has terminated its account with the Bank for Social Economy over the financial institution’s enabling of organizations that advocate a boycott of Israel.

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Grandson of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef to marry boyfriend

Posted on June 4th, 2018
By Amichai Atali for Ynetnews


Ovadia Cohen, grandson of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the former chief rabbi, Shas Party spiritual leader and foremost Sephardic Halachic authority in recent times, will marry his partner at a ceremony led by a religious gay woman.


An unusual wedding is set to take place this coming week as Ovadia Cohen, named for his grandfather former Chief Rabbi of Israel, spiritual leader of the Shas Party and the most influential Sephardic rabbi in his generation, Ovadia Yosef, will tie the knot with his boyfriend Amichai Landsman.

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My Orthodox Rabbi Father Taught Me To Love LGBT People

Posted on May 28th, 2018
Adrianna Chaviva Freedman for The Forward

 

Growing up as a religious girl, I always pictured myself having a husband, enough kids to fit a minivan, and living in a comfortable home. I dreamed of having a wedding where I see my future husband meeting me halfway down the aisle and then finish the walk to get married under the chuppah.
 
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I’m A Gay Jew Of Color Who Supports Israel. The Left Hates Me

Posted on May 21st, 2018
Hen Mazzig for The Forward 


I'm a gay Mizrahi Jew who supports Israel. And the left hates me.

It’s ironic. I am the embodiment of intersectionality. I’m the son of an Iraqi mother and North African Berber-Amazigh father. I grew up in an underprivileged community, a gay boy in the closet who then became an openly gay man. I identify as Jewish but secular.


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