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Putting the Agog Back in Synagogue

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This week’s Willamette Week (Aug 1, 2007) has a story, “Oy, Gays!” on a local Jewish congregation that will conduct marriage unions for same-sex couples:

“… Starting immediately, Neveh Shalom will sanctify the ceremonies of same-sex couples.
For a traditionally more conservative sect of Judaism, Portland’s Congregation Neveh Shalom in Southwest Portland has long welcomed openly gay families into its congregation, according to its leader, Rabbi Daniel Isaak, 58….”

And if you want more information about Jewish marriage contracts, Wikipedia is one place to start, though not to end (here, here, and everywhere)

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