Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students and Senior Lecturer at Diaspora Yeshiva, is not only a popular speaker and teacher, but also a dynamic thinker and writer. A student of Harav Yaakov Kamenetsky and Harav Gedalia Schorr, Rabbi Sprecher was granted smicha (rabbinical ordination) by Torah Vodaath Yeshiva. Prior to his current position, Rabbi Sprecher was a professor of Judaic studies at Touro College in New York. In addition to his duties at Diaspora Yeshiva, Rabbi Sprecher writes a regular column on various Judaic topics in the Jewish Press, and lectures regularly at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.
The Torah is NOT P.C.
Published: Monday, August 7, 2017 10:46:06 PM
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On Thursday, August 3rd the City of Jerusalem will host a Gay Pride Parade. As a result, some Torah Classes at the OU Israel Center will be cancelled. This is Bitul Torah big time.

There is a verse in Devarim 28, “G-d will strike you with madness.” This verse in the Torah is being fully and completely observed by our Politically Correct Leaders.

The Municipality of Jerusalem is even planning to place the Gay Pride Flags on the entrance of the Great Synagogue and Yeshurun Central Synagogue! Is this not a gross CHILLUL HASHEM? Decent and G-d Fearing people are hesitant to speak the truth. However, the ME’IRI in AVOT 5:20 states, “One must always strive to uphold and speak the truth and to dispute anyone who attempts to corrupt the truth, because the truth fears no one.”

The Torah (Vayikra 18:22) considers homosexuality a TOEVAH (an abomination), a sin as severe as incest and bestiality (Vayikra 20:13). The Torah juxtaposes, “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman, it is an abomination. You shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself, and the land itself became defiled by these acts, and the land itself vomited out its inhabitants. Therefore, do not do any of these abominable acts….. and do not become defiled through them, I am your G-d.” (Vayikra 18:22-30) The Torah also states, “and a man that lies with another man as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” (Vayikra 20:13)

It’s just amazing how the Weekly Haftorah always speaks about Current Events in Israel. Last Shabbat we read Isaiah 1:10 “Hear the words of G-d you leaders who act like Sodomites!” The phenomenon of Gay Pride and Gay Marriage is not a new one. The Rambam in the Laws of Forbidden Relations chapter 21, writes about the immorality of ancient Egypt. He says “A man would marry a man and a woman would marry a woman.”

The Talmud in Berochot 10 states that Beruriah pointed out to her husband, Rav Meir, that according to Psalm 104 we must love and embrace the sinner, while rejecting his sinful behavior.

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