Tuesday March 19
Wednesday March 20
Thursday March 21
Friday March 22 & Saturday March 23
About Steve Greenberg
Rabbi Steve Greenberg is often referred to as the first openly gay Orthodox Rabbi.
He is a Senior Teaching Fellow at CLAL - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He is known as an award winning author, noted teacher, and religious iconoclast who has broken boundaries and led the fight to make Orthodox Judaism more open and inclusive and accepting of homosexual members.
Steve is a founding member and educational advisor of the Open House in Jerusalem, an organization that advances the cause of social tolerance. An expert scholar in Jewish texts and tradition, he is an often requested educator by communities.
Winner of the coveted Koret Book Award for Philosophy and Thought, Steve is the author of the groundbreaking book Wrestling with God & Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004), which explores homosexuality and Jewish tradition.
Two-Class Mini Series
Abomination Soup: Law, Reason
and the Problem of Homosexuality
Wednesday March 20 • 9:30 a.m.
Four rationales for the prohibition of sex between men appear in the traditional literature, each offering a different grasp of the problematic same-sex love, and each offering a different frame for reconsideration of the law’s application.
Six Queer Heroes and Scoundrels:
Where are the Queers in Jewish History?
Thursday March 21 • 9:30 a.m.
Same-sex love, while surely hidden and formally decried, finds surprising expression in Jewish poetry, prose and case law. We will meet six queer characters of Jewish history, some famous others infamous whose stories will help us to make sense of the issue for our own moment.
$25 for the two sessions.
HOW TO REGISTER
Rabbi Steve Greenberg's series of lectures, classes and events are presented by the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University. To register for any of these events please visit http://www.case.edu/lifelonglearning/