Latest "Liturgy" from Reform Judaism: Bless Casual Sex and Sex Change Operations

From an article on prayer in the September 20th NYTimes Magazine. This is not a spoof:

"Reform Judaism is nothing if not responsive to changing times. Recently its liturgy incorporated a special prayer for people undergoing sex-change operations. And a predominantly gay synagogue in San Francisco, Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, has composed its own prayer to be said after anonymous sex. 'In the dark, in a strange place, our father Jacob encountered a stranger with whom he grappled all night . . . He never knew that stranger's name, yet their encounter was a blessing which turned Jacob into Israel and made him realize, I have seen God face to face.' The prayer asks God . who created passion and wove it throughout creation . to bless casual sex and turn it into a blessing that allows us to both touch and see the Divine."
This is just wonderful. I was raised within the "Reform Movement" of Judaism. Thanks to it and the general moral and ethical backwardness of it, Reform Judaism successfully turned me off to Judaism and my Jewish identity for over 20 years. It's my belief that Reform Judaism is closer to being Christianity or a front for a progressive liberal agenda than anything else. What is the point of these "movements" within Judaism? A Jew is a Jew is a Jew. We don't need an entire movement to rationalize the things we don't want to do (despite being commanded, by Hashem, to do them) or to conform to our own moral perversions. The idea is to strive for the high bar, not to continuously lower it and water down Judaism and mitzvot to the point where we don't even know what it means to be a Jew anymore. When it comes to the success of the reform movement to ensure Jewish continuity and identity into the future, there's also this to consider. -DA

Hat tip: Steven Plaut/Zionist Conspiracy



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