What Can Halakha Say to Observant Gays: Orthodox Approaches for the 21st Century

Posted by Rahel Berkovits on November 25, 2015
Topics: Pardes Live, Sexuality, Sexuality

This video was produced by the Valley Beit Midrash.

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanlowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Rabbi Rahel Berkovits on the issues surrounding halacha and homosexuality and the Orthodox approaches in the 21st century.

**Mature Subject Matter** – This interview contains frank discussion of a sexual nature. Viewer Discretion Advised.

About Rahel Berkovits

Rahel Berkovits is a senior faculty member at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, where she has been teaching Mishnah, Talmud and halakha for over twenty years. Rahel lectures widely in both Israel and abroad especially on topics concerning women and Jewish law and a Jewish sexual ethic. She is the Halakhic Editor and a writer for Hilkhot Nashim the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance’s Halakhic Source-guide Series, recently published by Koren Publishing. Rahel is a founding member of Congregation Shirah Hadasha, a halakhic partnership Synagogue, and serves on their halakha committee. In June 2015, Rahel received Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbis Herzl Hefter and Daniel Sperber. Click here to read more.

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