by Melanie Weiss with Rabbi Susan Schnur

What’s Next, After Gay Rabbis?

When the Conservative movement’s Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards [CJLS] passed their multiple tshuvot [rulings] this past December about whether gays and lesbians can be ordained as rabbis, the press reported it — with white-bread oversimplification — as a victory for gay ordination. The facts are far more complicated, and far more, well, Jewish. The rulings offer complex opinions — mutually irreconcilable ones (two of them argue against the ordination of homosexuals). What they don’t offer is a single, simple bottom line.

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Navigating Sexuality

The articles in this special section:

The Rehearsal Man

by Jill Dearman

How does she turn gay women straight?

What’s Next, After Gay Rabbis?

by Melanie Weiss with Rabbi Susan Schnur

Time to think about sex and sexual identity along a spectrum the seminaries haven’t even considered yet.

Forbidden and Permitted Relations

by Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Blessings for Gender Transitions

by Rabbi Elliot Kukla