Monday, February 20, 2012

[Shefa] New Israeli Newspaper & Thoughts On Gay/Lesbian Rabbinical Students in Israel & Beyond

Shalom all,

Two quick pieces:

1. David Horovitz, former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, has started a new online newspaper, The Times of Israel ( ). Aside from all the great things about online newspapers, it also has the option of letting nearly anyone write original op-ed/blog pieces for the site.

2. I figured I would share an adaptation of the devar torah that I shared last week with the Schechter Recommendations Committee. Among other things, this piece focuses on my thoughts regarding gay and lesbian rabbis:

Kol tuv,
Jonah Rank


Jonah Rank
Co-founder, Oholiav: A Community for Viewing Arts & Entertainment through a Jewish Lens @
Columbia University: B. A., Music, 2010.
Jewish Theological Seminary: B. A., Jewish Music, 2010; Rabbinic Ordination & M. A. 2015.