- 312 pages
- Wrestling with God and Men
- Steven Greenberg
- 09 September 2018 Steven Greenberg
Wrestling With God And Men Is The Product Of Rabbi Steven Greenberg S Ten Year Struggle To Reconcile His Homosexuality With Orthodox Judaism Employing Traditional Rabbinic Resources, Greenberg Presents Readers With Surprising Biblical Interpretations Of The Creation Story, The Love Of David And Jonathan, The Destruction Of Sodom, And The Condemning Verses Of Leviticus But Greenberg Goes Beyond The Question Of Whether Homosexuality Is Biblically Acceptable To Ask How Such Relationships Can Be Sacred In So Doing, He Draws On A Wide Array Of Nonscriptural Texts To Introduce Readers To Occasions Of Same Sex Love In Talmudic Narratives, Medieval Jewish Poetry And Prose, And Traditional Jewish Case Law Literature Ultimately, Greenberg Argues That Orthodox Communities Must Open Up Debate, Dialogue, And Discussion Precisely The Foundation Upon Which Jewish Law Rests To Truly Deal With The Issue Of Homosexual Love This Book Will Appeal To All People Of Faith Struggling To Merge Their Belief In The Scriptures With A Desire To Make Their Communities Open And Accepting To Gay And Lesbian Members.