"The thing is, I just couldn’t do it. I wasn’t Orthodox, I wasn’t going to become Orthodox, and I wasn’t willing to misrepresent that fundamental truth. I would have no problem increasing my religious observance, but I will not deny or compromise my values. I believe women, gay men, and lesbians should have all the same opportunities and responsibilities in the Jewish community as straight men. As I thought about it, I imagined describing my conversion to my children, telling them that even though our rabbi is a woman, we go to the men for the important issues. That didn’t work for me."
Carla Naumberg on Kveller “Actually, I Am Jewish, Even If You Don’t Agree.”
Personally, this is still one of my biggest dealbreakers with Orthodoxy.
This was such a good read
can we overthrow the frum mafia while not wearing magen david necklaces, though? i think they’re tacky