Dating gay jewish men
We do not have any support system in Judaism for such a course.Judaism is so nuclear-family oriented that being single is considered a sin, or a waste, or at best a misfortune.
If gay Jews leave the religious path, they disappear from our communities – and the theological conflicts also vanish with them.
Just as these renegades eat shellfish, we might say, so too the men sleep with other men.
This is not a real solution, but it has been the unspoken modus operandi for as long as I can remember.
Because of my commitment to Orthodox Judaism, I can no longer do this or justify the approach, either from a halachic or meta-halachic point of view.
Those who are committed to the dignity of both individual Jews and our communities will find that they cannot in good conscience, either.