Project Description

Non è in cielo – Havurà umanistica di Verona, Italia

Non è in cielo is the first Italian organization that is a member of the World Congress of GLBT Jews: Keshet Ga’avah.

The name “It is not in heaven” is inspired by Deuteronomy 30:12, as it has been recalled by the Babylonian Talmud, Bava Metzi’a 57b, in which a supporter of tradition reiterates that the Law is not in heaven but must be established by Men by common accord. “He is not in heaven,” points to humanist Judaism for which being a Jew does not mean practicing a religion, but choosing to belong to the Jewish people and to immerse themselves in Jewish culture – You do not even need to add circumcision to self-identification.

Humanist Judaism, like many Jewish denominations more widespread abroad than in Italy (reformed, conservative, reconstructivist, renewal, etc.) loves the family (in its variety of forms), rejects heteronormativity and gives equal dignity to all LGBTQIA + people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual / Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual, etc.). They celebrate marriage between people of the same sex (and between Jews and non-Jews) Rabbin * transexual * / transgender, bisexual, queer, intersexual, asexual, etc., not seeing in this any violation of a supposed order of nature (stoic concept, Not biblical), but the affirmation of human dignity, a fundamental ethical principle (from the Bible onwards).

As for the State of Israel, the group supports the “two states for two peoples” option and the full legal and social equality of all those living in Israel (as promised by its Declaration of Independence already In 1948) – as well as of all those who live in Italy and Europe.

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