Thursday, November 24, 2005

British Reform makes history

British Reform, or Liberal, Judaism is- setting the example; starting the trend; creating the wave; going in front;- in destroying, devastating, desecrating: halacha, tradition, culture, the jewish way of life! How tragic.

The Times of London:

RABBIS from Britains Jewish community have become the first mainstream religious grouping to authorise a gay marriage service.
Liberal Judaism, which counts Michael Howard and Michael Grade among its adherents, has produced a new liturgy, Covenant of Love, to coincide with the Civil Partnership Act, which takes effect on December 5.
In accompanying literature, Liberal Judaism says the ceremony may be described as a wedding by rabbis and follows the format of a traditional Jewish wedding service under the chuppah or canopy and with the ceremonial breaking of glass symbolising the brokenness of the world. It also includes a same-sex version of the seven blessings said at heterosexual Jewish weddings.
The service, in a booklet read from right to left and printed in Hebrew and English, invokes God as the divine presence who embraces both male and female. It warns the happy couple as they begin their new lives as consecrated partners: We remember that we live in a world as yet unredeemed, where joys and sorrows, love and hatred, acceptance and prejudice are commingled. ...

May the Almighty open their eyes and let them see His ways.
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 10:16 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Almighty also open your eyes, because British LIBERAL JUDAISM and REFORM JUDAISM are two entirely separate movements, and it is the Liberal movement which has announced its willingness to celebrate same-sex marriages. Accuracy, please.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

Are you sure there is no connection?
I'm sorry if I got that wrong. Though the broader point remains salient.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Malemiddleclassandwhite said...

You did make a much bigger mistake in suggesting that the Civil Partnerships Act (2004) has anything whatsoever to do with marriage.

Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom, within or without of any faith, are not marriages, weddings, or holy matrimony. As a Christian I find myself very offended by the two being confused, I would be interested to hear your own response.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

The difference in gov't eyes between civil marriage and matrimony is purely semantics.
Curious why a non jew is reading a jewish site.

8:57 PM  

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