December 06, 2006

Oy Vey! The Rabbi is Gay!

In light of the Conservative movement's decision to allow commitment ceremonies for gays and the ordination of gay rabbis, Rabbi Daniel Brenner of Reb Blog posted his original story, Oy Vey! The Rabbi is Gay!, "A Children's Tale for All the Conservative Synagogue Educators Who Might Need a Little Extra Help Next Week":
"Who is that tall man?" Mr. Birnbaum asked Sarah. "And why is he in the Rabbi's house?"

"Shhh! Keep quiet," Sarah said, "the Rabbi's car just pulled into the driveway!" Mr. Birnbaum and Sarah Spitzer watched through the window as the Rabbi walked into his new house.

The tall man got up. He put down his book and gave the Rabbi a long hug and a kiss. A long kiss.

"Oy vey!" Mr. Birnbaum exclaimed, "the Rabbi is gay!'

"Well, I guess I won't be giving him my niece Karen's phone number!" Sarah joked

Read more on the Reb Blog.


Anonymous said...

Talk about a shanda. Maybe next we can get some pedophiles in the clergy and elect a Pope. More importantly: Big shalom to Shansta.

Anonymous said...


Ha ha.

But if this comment is more than sarcasm, I would suggest that the real shanda is when folks believe that a few halachic prohibitions are making their communities safe for young people. I urge you to visit

At the end of ther day, I'd much rather have my children be taught by an openly gay rabbi than one of the many sexually-deranged characters who have been protected by the 'halakhic' community.