by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths
The online news[i] this week stated that “Schechter Conservative (Masorti) Rabbinical Seminary in Jerusalem announces acceptance of openly homosexual male and female students for ordination.” They are to become rabbis, i.e. teachers of Torah. The school states, “This decision highlights the institution’s commitment to uphold Halacha (Jewish law) in a pluralist and changing world.”
Is it ironic, Divine Providence, or both? The very week that this announcement was published, the weekly Torah portion states, “You shall not lie with a man as one lies with a woman. It is an abomination.” [ii] “A man who lies with a man as one lies with a woman, they have both done an abomination;…”[iii]
Without recounting all of the obvious reasons why the Torah condemns this abnormal behavior, just the fact that the homosexual life expectancy is 20 years shorter than a normal life style’s expectancy is enough reason not to call these people rabbis, and surely do not call it halacha!