Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Is there really any link between Israel's ruling elite's "Zionism" and "Gayism"?

"homosexual activity is categorically forbidden in the Torah/Judaism"

from David Rosen
to Kazi Azizul Huq
date Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 2:39 PM
subject RE: Is there really any link between Israel's ruling elite's "Zionism" and "Gayism"?


I have no idea what  " Yiddish sexual identity" is , nor how anyone can claim that homosexuality is a Jewish invention, other than anti-Semites (and sometimes Jews are the worst Jew-haters !)

As you know homosexual activity is categorically forbidden in the Torah/Judaism.

However the State of Israel is a secular democracy which allows people to indulge in virtually anything that is consensual, meaning that both the very virtuous as well as disgraceful activities are to be found here.

If there are some people who think that they can advance the image of Israeli democracy by highlighting homosexual freedom and even using this as a political argument, I think that they are very misguided. I have no doubt that they would not have the approval of the vast majority of Israelis in this.

Ma salama,


Chief Rabbi David Rosen,CBE,KSG,
International Director of Interreligious Affairs, AJC
tel:+972-2-6255281. fax:+972-2-6256527
rosend@ajc.org   www.rabbidavidrosen.net


The above reply was in response to my following mail:-

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

Dt: Dhaka, 4th December 2011

To: Chief Rabbi David Rosen


Assalamu Alaykum.

Mr. Joachim Martillo, a friend in the Facebook, has written :


Rebranding is not a new phenomenon in Jewish-Gentile relations. Hollywood has been marketing philosemitism for a long time.

At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century conservative Jewish and Christian thinkers criticized new sexual ideas viewed as introduced by Jewish intellectuals or radicals. One could say that the Gay Liberation Movement is a rerun of the Umgeschlechtungsbewegung, which was occasionally discussed or condemned during the 20s.

19th century anti-Semitic intellectuals, who like Wagner condemned Verjudung (Judaization) were especially Angst-ridden with respect to the cultural enmeshment of non-Jews in alleged Jewish cultural or intellectual forms.


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With Salam and best regards to all at your end.

Sincerely yours

Kazi Azizul Huq