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Shas MK resigns amid flack over attending wedding of gay nephew

The somewhat unconventional Shas MK Yigal Guetta has stepped down as a member of Knesset after coming under fire from prominent rabbis for attending the wedding of his gay nephew some two years ago. Guetta was interviewed on Army Radio last week during which he spoke about how two years ago his sister from Kibbutz…
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Shas MK forced out for attending his gay nephew’s wedding

A lawmaker from the ultra-Orthodox Shas party resigned on Wednesday after coming under fire from rabbis, who criticized him for attending his nephew’s gay wedding. Yigal Guetta informed Shas leader and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri he would give up his Knesset seat. Deri thanked Guetta and said there would be other roles in which he could…
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Rabbis urge removal of Shas MK who attended nephew’s gay wedding

A group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis is calling for the summary dismissal of a Haredi lawmaker who boasted he had attended his nephew’s gay wedding. Railing against the MK’s “public desecration of Heaven,” the rabbis demanded that the leaders of the Shas party “remove and fire” MK Yigal Guetta “immediately.” The letter followed Guetta’s Army Radio…
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Jewish dating site—to match gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews

A new dating site for gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews seeks to enable them to meet, have children, and raise them together in a “traditional” setting. Thus far, nearly 50 users have signed up, hoping to enter into a halachic Jewish marriage with a person of the opposite sex, despite their sexual orientation to the…
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