Israeli Rabbi Weds Gays

j. reports,

Rabbi David Lazar leads a Conservative congregation in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Aviv. But he has a second congregation that he administers to, sometimes by telephone, sometimes in cafes. Because of his association with Jerusalem’s Open House, or LGBT community center, the happily married father of five daughters is often sought out by members of Israel’s gay community.

There’s reason for them to seek him out. At present, he is the only rabbi in Israel ordained by the Conservative movement who will perform a same-sex wedding.

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