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Sunday, February 15 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Abomination: Jewish Legal Responses to LGBT Legitimacy

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The past decade marked a massive shift in American and Jewish attitudes towards LGBT acceptance and legitimacy, often as test case for other issues of changing social norms. How does Jewish law reflect these changes and how does modernity meet, mirror and mould evolving Jewish law? Amichai Lau-Lavie shares his personal story and Miryam Kabakov joins him to examine three contemporary Jewish legal views on the definition of abomination. 

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Miryam Kabakov

Miryam Kabakov is an Executive Director of Eshel and the editor of Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires (North Atlantic Books, May 2010), a collection of writings about the challenges and joys of LGBT Orthodox Jews. She attended the Ramaz Upper School, Stern College for Women and received her Master’s Degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.
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Amichai Lau Lavie

Amichai Lau-Lavie is the founding director of Storahtelling, Inc. and the spiritual leader of Lab/Shul. An Israeli-born Jewish educator, writer, and performer, he is currently a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Amichai was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel (2008-2009), is a consultant to the Reboot Network and a member of the URJ Faculty Team. He is Abba to Alice, Ezra, and Charlotte-Hallel.


Sunday February 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Aspen

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