Jewish Norms for Sexual Behavior: A Responsum Embodying a Proposal

By Elliot N. Dorff

Rabbinical Assembly of America (RA), 1992

This responsa counters the resolutions by Rabbi Roth and Rabbi Artson regarding homosexuality, and recommends that the CJLS take a different course than upholding the 1991 resolution. Instead, he encourages the CJLS to engage in a movement-wide discussion about appropriate standards for sexuality in this age to develop standards that apply to all Jews.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Ritual, Homosexuality, Masorti Judaism, Policy, Conservative Judaism, GLBT Issues, Clergy, Students, LGBT Issues, Higher Education, Marriage

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Genre: Responsum

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Dorff, Elliot N. Jewish Norms for Sexual Behavior: A Responsum Embodying a Proposal. Rabbinical Assembly of America (RA). 1992:


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