Skip to comments.Leading Orthodox rabbi slams Jewish Conservatives’ gay ‘marriage’ vote
Posted on 06/05/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT by NYer
Rabbi Yehuda Levin
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) After leaders in the Conservative Jewish community voted to officially endorse gay marriage rituals, one leading Orthodox rabbi has said the move is depraved and turning everything holy on its head.
Last week, guidelines for performing same-sex marriages were voted on by the Jewish Conservatives highest legal body, the Rabbinical Assemblys Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. The guidelines passed in a 13-0 vote, with one rabbi abstaining.
“We acknowledge that these partnerships are distinct from those discussed in the Talmud as according to the law of Moses and Israel, but we celebrate them with the same sense of holiness and joy as that expressed in heterosexual marriages,” the approved document says.
The approval by the Conservative branch of Judaism in the United States of gay unions follows on the prior support of the Reform and Reconstructionist branches.
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But Rabbi Levinan Orthodox Jewish leader who often functions as a spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance of America and the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S. and Canadatold LifeSiteNews that he is ashamed of the depravity and total cravenness of the vote.
The decision of the Rabbinical Assembly, Rabbi Levin said, reveals that the ultra liberal Jewish crazies - who have long since abandoned any semblance of their great grand-fathers religion - pursue every political zeitgeist and have to run to get in front of the wagon as it hurtles down towards Sodom.
The new guidelines allow for two kinds of gay wedding, as well as outline stipulations on homosexual divorce. To Rabbi Levin, the fact that any kind of gay union should be endorsed in the name of Judaism, in unconscionable. Even pagans in ancient times realized how inappropriate same-gender marriage was, he declared.
According to the Rabbinical Assemblys website, homosexual rabbinical students helped to draft the new guidelines. As treasured members of our community, states the Rabbinical Assemblys website, they are most directly affected by the proposed new liturgy and we sought their guidance. http://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/story/grappling-tradition
We normal religious people have to see from all this craziness, said Rabbi Levin, that He [God] is sending us a message to look at themthe liberal craziesand redouble our spiritual efforts to do proactively, loudly, and clearly, just the opposite.
” We normal religious people have to see from all this craziness, said Rabbi Levin, that He [God] is sending us a message to look at themthe liberal craziesand redouble our spiritual efforts to do proactively, loudly, and clearly, just the opposite.”
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The headline is deceptive. Conservative Judaism is actually one of the theologically liberal branches of Judaism, and has nothing to with politics.
Background: what is called “Conservative Judaism” in the USA is the result of a turn of the century (early 1900s) reaction against excesses of the even older Reform Judaism. It’s said that it was a spat over a plate of shrimp served at an official Jewish function, a food forbidden by the bible to Jews, that got the Conservative reaction going in the Reform movement, creating another movement that left the Reform auspices altogether. However, their biblical allegiance hit a pothole decades ago with the flirtation with the homosexual agenda, and it all went to pot. If there’s any surprise about this it’s that it took so long to happen. But I bet they’re still pretty good with the diet!
Anyhow, there’s no soul salvation in the law.
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The whole idea of “conservatism” is to “conserve” something (presumably, something of value). That this document could be proposed is bad enough, but to have it unanimously approved (with one abstention - gee, what great moral courage...NOT), is an abomination. It speaks to the great lie that is Conservative Judaism - it isn’t conserving anything, it is just a slower train (than Reform) to assimilation.
I used to be a Conservative Jew, but haven’t been part of that lot for a LONG time. Good riddance, Erev Rav!
Depravity ping! What the HELL are they thinking????? They are supposed to be CONSERVATIVE!!
Today, a delegation of rabbinic and lay leaders from the American Orthodox Jewish community met at The White House with President of the United States Barack Obama and his Chief of Staff, Mr. Jack Lew. The meeting was organized by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (aka the Orthodox Union) through its Washington, DC office and its Executive Director for Public Policy, Nathan Diament.
SOURCE & LINK: Yeshiva World News Orthodox Jewish Leaders Meet With President Obama
Rather than "Orthodox," I would describe him as "Hasidic" (ultra-Orthodox). On opposing gay "marriage," he's right on target.
To utter a moral statement in these volatile days, it takes some courage.
To oppose gay marriage is not only to take a moral position, it's to take a position for the preservation of the social and economic order of the society at large.
Few have pointed out that there will be an economic price to pay for gay "marriage." For one, look at the much greater than average medical costs for male homosexual "spouses" that will be put on their partners' plans. If government pays for this insurance, it will add to the cost of medical care for everyone.
Rabbi Levin has run for public office numerous times. He supported Pat Buchanan.
But he is a talmid of Avigdor Miller and correctly identifies Mitt Romney as a ‘homosexualist’.
If ultra liberal Jewish crazies don't like or believe their religion, they should give it up and become Unitarian...or holy rollers...or something, but they shouldn't work to destroy something so beautiful.
Some have. That makes them ultraliberal (non-Jewish) crazies!
Some have. That makes them ultraliberal (non-Jewish) crazies!
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