"This backward step is a deeply disappointing delay on the road to equality, and a vote that is on the wrong side of history."
The Defense of Marriage Act bars federal recognition of same-sex marriage,
According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, 20% of homeless youth are LGBT (even though only 10% of the e
With Netanyahu still in power, issues of religious pluralism, equality, and civil marriage will likely take a backseat, leaving the power of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate firmly in place and leaving little hope for progressive change.
Prior to reading Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of The Cairo Geniza, by Adina Hoffman and Peter Coles, if asked to define a geniza, my response would have been: "a place to bury sacred text that contained the name of God".