Same-Sex Marriage and the Jews

The Reform and Conservative branches of the Jewish religious world have been eager to institute gay marriage. The only outlier is Orthodoxy. What's at stake?

Wedding on the beach, chairs and huppah. © Matthew Valentine | Dreamstime.com.
Wedding on the beach, chairs and huppah. © Matthew Valentine | Dreamstime.com.

When your forefathers went down into Egypt they were only seventy strong, but now the Lord your God has made you countless as the stars in the sky. (Deuteronomy 10:22) 

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