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Marjorie Ingall on John Schwartz’s Memoir

Today on Tablet, on building acceptance

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After reading John Schwartz’s memoir, Marjorie Ingall reports about how synagogues and Jewish schools can help gay students.

There’s a lesson here for all parents—even well-intentioned, open-minded ones. And it’s a lesson that Jewish institutions, leaders, and teachers should heed as well, as they wrestle with notions of inclusion, acceptance, and tradition. Being tolerant doesn’t necessarily mean being helpful. We may tell ourselves that the Orthodox are the ones who need to pay more attention to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning kids, but guess what: A lot of us—even those of us who consider ourselves accepting—are doing a mediocre job.

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Marjorie Ingall on John Schwartz’s Memoir

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