Yosef Kanefsky received rabbinical ordination and a masters degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University in 1989. From 1990-1996, he served as the Associate Rabbi at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, working with Rabbi Avi Weiss. He has been rabbi at B'nai David-Judea, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Los Angeles, since 1996, and loves what he does!
Judaism and Homosexuality: An Orthodox Conversation
Identity and Responsibility,
Text and Thought,
Many assume that Orthodox leaders are uniformly unwelcoming of gays and lesbians, but Orthodox communities are far from monolithic. Join a conversation between an Orthodox rabbi and the director of a gay Jewish organization on the range of Orthodox approaches to gay Jews. What are the opportunities for inclusion and the necessary limits? How does one strike a balance between upholding halacha and empathetically engaging with human diversity?