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If you are a lesbian, bisexual or queer identified woman who is religious, observant and/or Orthodox… or is on the path to becoming more halachically observant… we welcome you to join our e-mail discussion group. We aim for it to be a positive and non-judgmental space for women who are currently frum or are becoming frum*.

To join the group, go to http://groups.google.com/group/Tirtzah. You will need to create a Google account (free of charge) if you don’t already have one.

*We use the word “frum” to mean a person who is dedicated to observing the mitzvot, and is constantly working on doing a better job of that. We use this term to refer to someone who is engaged with halacha, who is aiming to grow in their Judaism, and who is serious about it. A frum person is someone who sustains and works towards a traditional Jewish spiritual life.

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  • 1. Lucas  |  June 4, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Do you know of any resources or groups for frum queer men?

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  • 2. tirtzah  |  June 4, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Lucas: Yes! There are a number of resources.

    Gay & Lesbian Yeshiva Day School Alumni
    http://members.aol.com/GayJews/GLYDSA.html

    (It’s for both men and women, but is mostly men. It is NY based but I believe they have an e-mail list, too. It’s not just for day school alums, it’s morphed into a general frum queer support group I think)

    JQYouth (if you’re under 30)
    http://www.jqyouth.org/

    Nehirim
    http://www.nehirim.org/
    They are planning a retreat for queer frum folks of all genders in 2009 so you can join their list so you’ll get info when it’s time

    Wrestling with God & Men
    http://www.wrestlingwithgodandmen.com/
    An important book by Rabbi Steve Greenberg, mostly about male homosexuality

    Gayjews.org
    http://members.tripod.com/~djs28/
    Says it’s the “Home for Frum Gay Jews Everywhere” – Doesn’t look like it’s been update din a while but it has some interesting links.

    Some e-mail lists for you:

    Orthogays: http://members.tripod.com/~orthogays/
    For orthodox gay men only. Write the following in the subject line of an e-mail: subscribe orthogays myemail@address and send it to: majordomo@queernet.org.

    Orthogays Digest: Same as above, but you get everything from the day in one e-mail. Write the following in the subject line of an e-mail: subscribe orthogays-digest myemail@address and send it to: majordomo@queernet.org.

    For more information about OrthoGays, write to the list owner at: owner-orthogays@queernet.org.

    FrumGays, for all GLBT Jews who are, were or are considering becoming frum. Write the following in the subject line of an e-mail: sub frumgays myemail@address and send it to listproc@shamash.org.

    FrumGays Digest: Same as above except you get everything from the day in one e-mail. Write the following in the subject line of an e-mail: sub frumgays-digest myemail@address and send it to listproc@shamash.org.

    For more information about FrumGays, write to the list owner at: owner-frumgays@shamash.org.

    And, of course, we will post some things that are of interest to gay men, too.

    I hope this helps!

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  • 3. Miriam Devorah  |  June 7, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    what email address do I use to send the article?

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  • 4. tirtzah  |  June 7, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    tirtzahcommunity at gmail.com (replace “at” with the @ sign) – Thanks!

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  • 5. queeryeshivameidel  |  June 20, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Another resource or men in Israel (or americans who can read hebrew) Hod- it’s an organization for religious gay men.

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  • 6. queeryeshivameidel  |  June 20, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    it’s at http://www.hod.org

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  • 7. Margie Zakroff  |  October 8, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I will happily attend the get together on sun, oct 14. looking forward to seeing everyone

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  • 8. queerbasyisroel  |  October 8, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Margie: Just want to make sure you know it’s the 19th – Look forward to seeing you there

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  • 10. sabra  |  June 30, 2009 at 4:58 am

    LAst Thursday in Jerusalem Bat Kol took part in the gay parade and this is how it looked like.

    Are they right? the main thing is not to be scared?

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  • 11. sabra  |  June 30, 2009 at 4:59 am


    sorry the URL didn’t cnnect

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  • 12. Olga  |  November 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Hello! I am so happy that i have found Your site!;) I am writting a BA work about females in judaism who are lesbians in Poland;) The topic in my country in completely unknown and I started to look for some information outside the country. I would like to talk with some people who can explain to me the rules of practising judaism, beeing a frum and homosexual in the same time! it is so unbelievable that it is possible;) So i would be really thankfull if some of U will get a contact with me!
    my e mail is Tosca_22@interia.pl
    hope to have a heand from someone,
    wishes all the best!
    Olga ;)

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  • 13. IFY  |  February 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Hey what if you are frum queer and female bodied but don’t identify as a woman? would you still qualify for the list serve?

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  • 14. queeryeshivameidel  |  February 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

    IFY: It depends on the circumstances. If you think this list would be helpful to you, please apply for membership or e-mail us so that we can work with you find the resources that would be most helpful to you.

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