Trembling Before God on Yom Kippur

By Steven Greenberg

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, September 13, 2002

The author, an openly gay Orthodox Rabbi, discusses the rush of emotions that he feels when hearing on Yom Kippur the portion of Leviticus which denounces and lists the sexual prohibitions. He describes his journey from silently crying as the portion was read, to one day going up to the Torah and valiantly reading the portion himself in front of the congregation.

Topic: Homosexuality, Jewish Identification, Tolerance, LGBT Issues, Jewish Text, GLBT Issues

Name of Publication: CLAL Community and Society Archive

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Greenberg, Steven. Trembling Before God on Yom Kippur. CLAL Community and Society Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 13 September 2002:


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