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[KINDLE] ✽ Wrestling with God and Men By Steven Greenberg – Viagraonl1ne.us

Wrestling with God and Men Wrestling With God And Men Is The Product Of Rabbi Steven Greenberg S Ten Year Struggle To Reconcile His Homosexuality With Orthodox Judaism Employing Traditional Rabbinic Resources, Greenberg Presents Readers With Surprising Biblical Interpretations Of The Creation Story, The Love Of David And Jonathan, The Destruction Of Sodom, And The Condemning Verses Of Leviticus But Greenberg Goes Beyond The Question Of Whether Homosexuality Is Biblically Acceptable To Ask How Such Relationships Can Be Sacred In So Doing, He Draws On A Wide Array Of Nonscriptural Texts To Introduce Readers To Occasions Of Same Sex Love In Talmudic Narratives, Medieval Jewish Poetry And Prose, And Traditional Jewish Case Law Literature Ultimately, Greenberg Argues That Orthodox Communities Must Open Up Debate, Dialogue, And Discussion Precisely The Foundation Upon Which Jewish Law Rests To Truly Deal With The Issue Of Homosexual Love This Book Will Appeal To All People Of Faith Struggling To Merge Their Belief In The Scriptures With A Desire To Make Their Communities Open And Accepting To Gay And Lesbian Members.

[KINDLE] ✽ Wrestling with God and Men  By Steven Greenberg – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • Wrestling with God and Men
  • Steven Greenberg
  • English
  • 10 December 2019
  • 0299190943

    10 thoughts on “[KINDLE] ✽ Wrestling with God and Men By Steven Greenberg – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    A fascinating and important work Rabbi Greenberg makes some incredibly important points and provides all the research and evidence one needs to prove that inclusion of LGBT people in Judaism isthan required But frustratingly he...


  2. says:

    Very interesting book that as far as I know is one of the few that discusses gay Jewish identity from an Orthodox perspective.


  3. says:

    Brilliant exegesis and history woven with a gay Orthodox rabbi s personal story How I wish that orthodox Christians could treat Scripture, reason, tradition and the testimonies of LGBTQ2S people with as much dignity as Rabbi Greenberg does here


  4. says:

    Incredible, useful, needed.


  5. says:

    Rabbi Steven Greenberg s Wrestling with God Men takes on a fairly formidable task making room for the acceptance of homosexuality within the Jewish tradition This task is complicated by the fact that Rabbi Greenberg has chosen not to simply disregard halakha and tradition as does the approach toward the acceptance of gays and lesbians within many non Orthodox circles Instead, he sets to carve out a space within the tradition in which homosexuality can exist and be acknowledged as permi Rabbi Steven Greenberg s Wrestling with God Men takes on a fairly formidable task making room for the acceptance of homosexuality within the Jewish tradition This task is complicated by the fact that Rabbi Greenberg has chosen not to simply disregard halakha and tradition as does the approach toward the acceptance of gays and lesbians within many non Orthodox circles Instead, he sets to carve out a space within the tradition in which homosexuality can exist and be acknowledged as permissible within the constraints of halakha.Rabbi Greenberg pursues this task from a variety of angles, mustering a diverse range of arguments to make his case While some are considerably less compelling than others a fact which he himself often acknowledges , the overall sw...


  6. says:

    Wow, this is an amazing book, full of healing and wisdom Steven Greenberg is a Modern Orthodox rabbi and gay, and he gets the struggle, the wrestling with God, scripture, and others so well He captured perfectly thoughts I ve been trying to form and write down for some years so much so that I wept after finishing the book While the book focuses on Jewish tradition, there are so many parallels for conservative Muslims and Christians in the arguments we hear from scripture or tradition Greenbe Wow, this is an amazing book, full of healing and wisdom Steven Greenberg is a Modern Orthodox rabbi and gay, and he gets the struggle, the wrestling with God, scripture, and others so well He captured perfectly thoughts I ve been trying to form and write down for some years so much so that I wept after finishing the book While the book focuses on Jewish tradition, there are so many parallels for conservative Muslims and Christians in the arguments we hear from scripture or tradition Greenberg astutely understands that the issue is much larger than seeking permissibility for sexual actions but rather hinges on how religiously committed, often conservative or orthodox, lesbians and gays can move forward with lives imbued with meaning, love, intimacy, and commitment He challenges religious leaders, communities, and gay and lesbians themselves to...


  7. says:

    I was really glad to read an in depth investigation of the Orthodox Jewish many viewpoints on homosexuality written by a courageous gay Orthodox Rabbi The thousands of years of analysis Greenberg describes makes the rantings of many anti gay Christian churches look flabby and thoughtless.The high point for me was discovering that Leviticus only outlaws penetration by the top in anal intercourse There is no problem for the bottom There are other surprises For example, Orthodoxy has almost not I was really glad to read an in depth investigation of the Orthodox Jewish many viewpoints on homosexuality written by a courageous gay Orthodox Rabbi The thousands of years of analysis Greenberg describes makes the rantings...


  8. says:

    An in depth look at the texts regarding sexuality, ethics and God s law in the Hebrew Scriptures Carefully researched and very readable, this book presents several different argument structures from several not just two sides and allows the reader to come to their own conclusions a rare feat these days Especially enlightening for Christians who are not familiar with Jewish approaches to Scripture I think I ll be rereading this one regularly in my professional life.I m not sure I m the bes ...


  9. says:

    By no means is this an easy read This is a detailed examination of the strictures against homosexuality in the Old Testament or Torah by an Orthodox Rabbi The recounting of the Jewish faith tradition since the fall of the 2nd Temple is very interesting Rather than rely on a single authority, the interpretation of the Law is determined by an ongoing debate that may last many years This book is an interesting study of the different forms of argument this debate takes on and refers to many di By no means is this an easy read This is a detailed examination of the strictures against homosexuality in the Old Testament or Torah by an Orth...


  10. says:

    There was a lot to take in from this stunning book I always assumed there was a closed case for homosexual expression in Judaism The rabbi s exegesis was interesting and made me re think for the thousandth time the wisdom of basing one s life on a literal interpretation of ANYTHING Language is the tool for clarity and obscurity both simultaneously.Reading the book with an open mind, I went on to lookinto the Ancient Greek sources for treating homosexuality as a sort of enslavement There was a lot to take in from this stunning book I always assumed there was a closed case for homosexual expression in Judaism The rabbi s exegesis was interesting and made me re think for the thousandth time the wisdom of basing one s life on a literal interpretation of ANYTHING Language is the tool for clarity and obscurity both simultaneously.Reading the book with an open mind, I went o...

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