An Impossible Mitzvah: Honoring the Parent Who Isn’t There

February 28, 2016

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Join Keshet community member, Jonah P., for an evening of dinner and learning!

The obligation to honor one’s parents is difficult in the best of circumstances but for LGBTQ folks the commandment is often more complicated. What does this mitzvah mean when the parent is disapproving, unavailable, or absent? Does the command leave room for the child’s loss and disappointment? Through a Talmudic tale of wickedness and redemption, we’ll explore what this mitzvah means when the situation seems impossible.

Jonah P. became involved with Keshet in 2011, where he first learned to revel in the intersection of queer/trans and Judaism. He is currently in NYC learning Torah, geeking out on gemara, and longing for his home base of Boston.

Cosponsored by Yeshivat Hadar.

Accessibility information: MBTA accessible, Kosher food, all gender bathrooms, no Hebrew or learning background necessary.

Do you have questions or want to get involved? Contact our Boston Community Organizer, Kat Macias (

Event Location: RSVP for Location
Boston, Massachusetts, 02130

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