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Pinchas : Same Sex Marriage Part One

November 4, 2005 – 2:03 am | 1,420 views

This essay is not related to the Parsha of the week but is posted here
because the subject has recently become a household topic of discussion

[Part one of three]
The Debate

Same Sex Marriage is a front-page news item debated in North American
media, legislatures and courts. The topic has recently piqued again
because of …

Matot: Same Sex Marriage Part Two

November 4, 2005 – 2:03 am | 1,472 views

Two Arguments
Same Sex Marriage is often defended on the following grounds.1.Legalizing behavior that is religiously forbidden doesn't imply that such behavior is beyond religious reproach. It simply implies that such behavior is beyond secular reproach. Though such behavior violates religious values we must not bring such concerns to the public …

Masei: Same Sex Marriage Part Three

August 4, 2005 – 3:20 am | 2 Comments | 2,717 views

This essay is not related to the Parsha of the week but is posted here
because the subject has recently become a household topic of discussion
[Part Three of Three]
Same Sex Marriage

Part Three
A Question of Definition
The debate on same sex
marriage has focused in part on the distinction between same sex
marriage and same …