Classical rabbinic Jewish sources do not specifically mention that homosexual attraction is inherently sinful. These four are all roshei yeshiva i. Who's to say their family relationships are less sanctified in the eyes of God than mine is with my wife and our children? Two others completely retained traditional prohibitions. Inthe Union for Reform Judaism announced a national policy declaring lesbian and gay Jews to be full and equal members of the religious community.
Inan ad hoc CCAR committee on Human Sexuality issued its majority report 11 to 1, 1 abstention which stated that the holiness within a Jewish marriage "may be present in committed same gender relationships between two Jews and that these relationships can serve as the foundation of stable Jewish families, thus adding strength to the Jewish community".
Homosexuality and Judaism
The statement affirms that homosexual sexual activity is prohibited, saying inter alia that "Halakhah sees heterosexual marriage as the ideal model and sole legitimate outlet for human sexual expression"; "Halakhic Judaism views all male and female same-sex sexual interactions as prohibited"; and "halakhic values proscribe individuals and communities from encouraging practices that grant religious legitimacy to gay marriage and couplehood". Archived from the original on October 10, The Committee rejected a fourth paper by Gordon Tucker which would have lifted all restrictions on homosexual sexual practices. They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. The Reform Judaism movement, the largest branch of Judaism in North America, has rejected the traditional view of Jewish Law on homosexuality and bisexuality. The Jewish Oral Law states that capital punishment would be applicable only if two men were caught in the act of anal sex, if there were two witnesses to the act, if the men involved were warned that they committed a capital offense, and the two men — or the willing party, in case of rape — subsequently acknowledged the warning, but continued to engage in the prohibited act anyway.
Archived from the original on March 30, In an open letter distributed to Orthodox community leaders,  the Hod organization appealed to the Orthodox community to recognize them as part of the religious society. Rabbinic tradition understands the Torah's system of capital punishment to not be in effect for the past approximately 2, years, in the absence of a Sanhedrin and Temple. Archived from the original on May 16, Retrieved March 16, The Talmud prohibits any activity which it defines as mesolelot or tribadism women rubbing genitals together. Who's to say their family relationships are less sanctified in the eyes of God than mine is with my wife and our children?