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Rabbi Searches in Vain for Kosher Gay Couple to Marry
nbcmiami.com ^ | June 22 | BRIAN HAMACHER

Posted on 06/22/2009 2:30:13 PM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter

A rabbi at a Pompano Beach synagogue is ready to say mazel tov to the first Jewish gay marriage in Broward county, if only he could find a happy kosher couple.

Temple Sholom recently shed its ultra-conservative image and is ready to perform the first ever commitment ceremony in the county.  

Rabbi David Mark has been placing ads in Jewish newspapers to find two people who want to get hitched, something not possible just a few short years ago.

"There was a need out there among the public for something like this," Mark told the Sun-Sentinel. "It hurt me so much to my very core that I could not help these people. I believe religion should bring people together."

Earlier this year, the Temple shifted away from what it felt was an increasingly right-wing ideology. The temple calls itself "progressive conservative" and is allowed to perform the alternative ceremonies while still holding on to many conservative traditions. The orthodox branch of Judaism still rejects same-sex marriage and wedding substitutes.

The ceremonies at Temple Shalom won't include every part of a Jewish wedding, but it will include an exchange of rings and vows and the breaking of glass.   

"Even though Florida does not recognize gay marriage, I feel that gay people are entitled," Mark said. "People fall in love and they should be able to express that love in a public setting."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; oyveh; rabbi; religiousleft

1 posted on 06/22/2009 2:30:13 PM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

It’s a contradiction.


2 posted on 06/22/2009 2:31:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

What is a “kosher gay couple?” or is this satire?


3 posted on 06/22/2009 2:33:00 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Maybe the good Rabbi can find a group of kosher gay polygamists while he’s out there.


4 posted on 06/22/2009 2:33:25 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: CzarNicky
"What is a 'kosher gay couple?."

Pretty important to a Jewish cannibal.

5 posted on 06/22/2009 2:36:46 PM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
I was gonna do a joke about Hebrew National Sausage, but I won't. There's also a circumcision joke in there somewhere.
6 posted on 06/22/2009 2:37:03 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

An irony of biblical proportions. In the paganized temples of the modern gentiles which have been purged of any reverence to God, the “gays” come clamoring in. Not to be outdone, this would be emissary of Moses is now scouting for fresh meat to make unkosher in a new way.


7 posted on 06/22/2009 2:37:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (In only 19 weeks, 0 has enabled us to agree with the Taliban [his empty speechifying] - Iron Munro)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

My parents had Jewish friends whose son was a rabbi. He dumped the wife and kids and announced he was gay. His parents were mortified. Trying to remember his name, he was in FL. Maybe he and his partner would like to avail themselves of this mockery.


8 posted on 06/22/2009 2:40:19 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Deb

“There’s also a circumcision joke in there somewhere.”

Don’t tip it...


9 posted on 06/22/2009 2:40:23 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

OyVEH! The JUwish Modz will probably have a ball with this one!


10 posted on 06/22/2009 2:40:46 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: jessduntno

I said “a joke”.


11 posted on 06/22/2009 2:42:06 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Landru

now that there is funny, I don’t care who you are.


12 posted on 06/22/2009 2:42:49 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Deb

“I said “a joke”.”

Well, in that case, I’ll retract it...


13 posted on 06/22/2009 2:44:13 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
Rabbi David Mark has been placing ads in Jewish newspapers to find two people who want to get hitched, something not possible just a few short years ago."There was a need out there among the public for something like this," Mark told the Sun-Sentinel.

Too funny. What an idiot. He's found the cure, but he can't locate the disease.

14 posted on 06/22/2009 2:51:54 PM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism enslaves you & kills your soul.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
Temple Sholom recently shed its ultra-conservative image

How did that happen? Seriously, who infiltrated, schemed, lied, and then took over? Know how the enemy works so you can stop him when he tries again.

15 posted on 06/22/2009 2:52:42 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Very few gays want to get married.

This is about destroying the culture and everything decent, it’s got nothing to do with marriage.


16 posted on 06/22/2009 2:53:18 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

It hurt me so much to my very core that I could not help these people. I believe religion should bring people together.”

It is all about him.


17 posted on 06/22/2009 2:59:55 PM PDT by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

the clergyman can find a gay Jewish couple but not a kosher couple. He is likely not even Kosher.
The article states that Orthos “still” don’t recognize gay marriages.
By definition WE DON’T!!!!!!!


18 posted on 06/22/2009 3:09:38 PM PDT by hecht
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
Earlier this year, the Temple shifted away from what it felt was an increasingly right-wing ideology.

So much for the idea of God's people obeying the covenant revealed to Moses. So much for all the railings of the prophets about Israel being faithful to the covenant.

19 posted on 06/22/2009 3:21:23 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
"There was a need out there among the public for something like this,"

And yet he can not find anyone to "marry". Seems there was not a need after all.

20 posted on 06/22/2009 3:24:36 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter; IowaHawk

A Miami rabbi can’t find two nice Jewish boys who want to get married? Who knew?

Hawk, it’s not nice to file your parodies as actual news stories.

:-D )))


21 posted on 06/22/2009 3:25:10 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Umm-how can someone be kosher AND gay?

Just wondering...


22 posted on 06/22/2009 3:31:41 PM PDT by Califreak (Dissident under duress)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

How can they be kosher if they’re porking...never mind. You get the point.


23 posted on 06/22/2009 3:33:12 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Hey Obama, spread my work ethic, not my wealth!)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

This is disgusting. Deformed “Temples” might as well be worshipping Satan. They have little to do with Judaism. these so-called “rabbis” preach more Marx than Moses.


24 posted on 06/22/2009 3:40:01 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: hecht
The article states that Orthos “still” don’t recognize gay marriages.

Yeah, you like that? "STILL". As in "he still thinks the Earth is flat". Typical liberal arrogance against anyone resisting "progress".

25 posted on 06/22/2009 3:42:51 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
It looks like a Turkish strip joint


26 posted on 06/22/2009 3:45:10 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: CzarNicky

Well, I guess it’s when one of the pickles ain’t completely kosher....


27 posted on 06/22/2009 3:48:00 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: a fool in paradise
Hmmmmmmmmm so this Rabbi is not worried about being minus either a bride or a groom, but IS worried about whether 2 people of the same sex, are kosher???

You just can't make this stuff up.

28 posted on 06/22/2009 4:14:25 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Califreak

Not possible.

First of all sperm is trafha and the act itself is an abomination before G-d.

I have met many odd Rabbis in my life and I strongly suspect this guy is a little wacky.


29 posted on 06/22/2009 4:43:59 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

He’s OK with “gay marriage”, but not intermarriage?


30 posted on 06/22/2009 6:43:29 PM PDT by Salman
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