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Steven Greenberg

Steven Greenberg (born June 19, 1956) is an American rabbi with a smiḥah from Yeshiva University (RIETS). Greenberg is executive director of Eshel, whose mission is to create community and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews and their families in Orthodox communities. He is also a Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Diversity Project at CLAL – the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and the author of the book Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition which received the Koret Jewish Book Award for Philosophy and Thought in 2005. The first openly gay Orthodox Jewish rabbi, he came out as gay in an article in the Israeli newspaper Maariv in 1999. He also contributed to the acclaimed 2001 documentary by Sandi Simcha DuBowski 'Trembling Before G-d.'"


תפילה להפך – מאבן בֹחן | Prayer for Transformation, from the poem “Even Boḥan” by Rabbi Ḳalonymus ben Ḳalonymus ben Meir (1322 C.E.)

Contributed on: 11 Oct 2018 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Nir Krakauer (translation) | Isaac Gantwerk Mayer (translation) | Steven Greenberg | Ḳalonymus ben Ḳalonymus ben Meir |

A prayer by רבי קלונימוס בן קלונימוס Kalonymus ben Kalonymus that appears in his poem ספר אבן בוחן, יג Even Boḥan (§13), describing the author’s wish to have been born a Jewish woman. . . .

תפילה קודם קריאת פרשת אחרי מות | Prayer to be Recited Before the Reading of Parashat Aḥarei Mōt, by Rabbi Steven Greenberg

Contributed on: 25 Jun 2018 by Steven Greenberg |

A prayer to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying folk before reading Parshat Aḥarei Mot (Leviticus 16:1–18:30) in the synagogue. . . .

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