Rabbis say “No” to same sex marriage

October 30, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia , The Rabbinical Council of NSW and The Rabbinical Council of Victoria have given support to ACT  Rabbi Shmueli Feldman who joins the  Federal Government in opposing ACT in legislating for same sex marriage.

The statement was signed by Rabbi Moshe Gutnick representing ORA, Rabbi Yehoram Ullman representing the Rabbinical Council of NSW and Rabbi Meir S Kluwgant representing the Rabbinical Council of Victoria.

The statement reads: “While every human is created in the image of G-d and must accordingly be granted respect and indeed love, and no person may be discriminated against under any circumstances , the unequivocal teaching, divinely ordained in our Holy Torah and expressed in the Codes of Jewish Law, is that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Judaism considers this to be a divine imperative incumbent upon all humanity.

As it was in the Garden of Eden between Adam and Eve , and  again taught at the time G-d revealed himself to our people at Mount Sinai and gave the world the ten commandments; from then until this very day , the holy covenant of marriage is and will only ever be, the divinely blessed union between a man and a woman. The word and law of our Lord shall endure for all eternity.”

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4 Responses to “Rabbis say “No” to same sex marriage”
  1. Shimon says:

    The rabbis say it like it is and as it should be said. If Jews go out and advocate for homosexual unions that’s their democratic right. But they should not present their activism as an authentic expression of Judaism.

  2. Norm says:

    Michael: Care to provide one good reason they don’t?

  3. These religious leaders have no authority to deal in matters of civil law.

    • Benseon Apple says:

      Michael,

      Surely a minister of religion is entitled to state what his religion teaches on a particular issue?