The Discussion Board: Conversations of a Community by Isaac Namdar

By Isaac Namdar

Dr. Isaac Namdar belongs to the Mashadi Jewish neighborhood, a congregation of first new release immigrants from Iran. nearly all of the group within the long island metropolitan sector lives in a truly tight-knit region of significant Neck, and their lives focus on the synagogue and the communal feel of Judaism.
Recently, the scoop that Dr. Namdar is homosexual and had married his long-time same-sex companion broke out. within the resulting few weeks, many of us locally did a few soul looking to judge their very own perspective in the direction of this phenomenon that was once by no means earlier than encountered among their ranks.
Meanwhile, the management and Rabbis of the group issued edicts and took steps to excommunicate Dr. Namdar from his ancestral synagogue. concurrently, a forum function on Dr. Namdar's marriage ceremony web site allowed many to precise a wide range of perspectives seasoned and opposed to homosexual correct and homosexual marriage. Many in the neighborhood used the intense perspectives compelled upon them by means of the management in this particular subject to widen the dialogue concerning the position of non secular authority at the lives of person members.
This booklet is compilation of the entire 740 entries that created a finest sincere, clever, and nameless public debate that you're going to ever read.

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