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LIGHT IN THE CLOSET

TORAH
HOMOSEXUALITY
AND THE POWER TO
CHANGE



BY: Arthur Goldberg.


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JONAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, is a non-profit international organization dedicated to educating the world-wide Jewish community about the social, cultural and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attractions. JONAH works with those struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions (SSA) and with families whose loved ones are involved in homosexuality...read full mission statement   

 

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 January 2015
CSR Shares with us... 

When I returned home I was in it for the long haul battle.  SSA or not, this work meant a new beginning for me.  One where I could live more fully and healthily.  It became apparent to me that my homosexuality was just a symptom of other issues and self restricting beliefs.  I knew there was no such thing as working on the homosexuality as an entity and I just wanted to be healthier in the way I treated myself and to begin to show up in the world again.
 
JONAH helped me find a facilitator and start a support group in Jerusalem...



December 2014
David shared with us...

I understand "jealousy" to relate to the feeling of inadequacy that many of us with SSA feel towards some other men, that "they" have something that I don't, some sort of secret masculinity or power that I deeply desire. So my prayer is that I not feel that desire towards any man, and that no other man should feel that towards me. That I should know deeply that I am a full and complete member of the brotherhood of men, and that any masculinity I see "out there" is also "in here."

In 2007, JONAH established a separate division, The Jonah Institute for  Gender Affirmation, to provide research and clinical strategies for growth out of homosexuality.  Jews are obligated to reach out and serve the entire community under the principle of tikkum olam (working together with G-d to heal and perfect the world); simultaneously we are commanded to avoid proselytizing while offering such help. In this respect, both JONAH and the new Institute differ from most other faith-based ministries because we assist non-Jewish individuals and families in a manner which will not threaten their personal religious or secular beliefs.

 
As a non-profit organization, JONAH strives to help others through the generosity of its supporters, officers and members.