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March 16, 2015 2:09 pm

Reform Rabbinical Authority Appoints Openly Gay President

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Rabbi Denise Eger is the first openly gay president of the the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Photo: Paul Schreiber via Flickr.com.

JNS.org – Rabbi Denise Eger, the founding rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in Los Angeles, is being installed Monday as the first openly gay president of the the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Reform movement’s rabbinical authority in the US.

Eger, 55, follows the footsteps of Rabbi Toba Spitzer, a gay clergywoman who was chosen to lead the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association in 2007.

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“It really shows an arc of LGBT civil rights,” Eger told the Associated Press. “I smile a lot—with a smile of incredulousness.”

“It’s about human rights and human dignity,” she added. “If you can be a rabbi, if you can be a person of faith, if you can serve a community as their pastor, and you can have the opportunity to begin to reconcile all of those issues, it speaks volumes.”

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    IN THIS TIME the CALLED ONES will BE GATHERED ..DEAD SEA SCROLLS 4Q243:34
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    SICK PEOPLE
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  • Can someone ask the Rabbi the below?

    SODOMY: MEDICALLY DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR?
    Why not have a public dialogue on the medical safety of Sodomy, gay and straight, and ask these two simple medical questions?

    That is, Doesn’t the medical community recommend that you, “Wash your hands after you go to the bathroom.”?

    Yet, now there are some in the medical community that now say it’s OK to “Sleep with the waste that gets flushed down in the toilet?” and that it’s possible to live a perfectly normal life.

    Additionally, the same can be said that there are some in the medical community that now say it’s OK to “Lick the toilet bowl” and that it’s also possible to live a perfectly normal life.

  • and how do you teach your children……..since……you know nothing about HASHEM……self importance rings loud here……

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