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Jewish Mosaic Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Categories of sexual orientation include homosexuals – gay, lesbian – attracted to some members of the same sex; bisexuals, attracted to some members of more than one sex, and heterosexuals, attracted to some members of another sex. Orientation is influenced by a variety of factors, including genetics and hormones, as well as unknown environmental factors. Though the origins of sexuality are not completely understood, it is generally believed to be established before the age of five.”

“Terms and Definitions Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” Jewish Mosaic website (accessed Apr. 16, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“National organization dedicated to helping the Jewish world become more open, accessible, and welcoming to LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] Jews and their families.”

[Editor’s Note: Jewish Mosaic merged with Keshet in June 2010.]

Jewish Mosaic website (accessed Apr. 16, 2007)

Mission:

“To create a world where all Jews are fully included in communal life, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Jewish Mosaic website (accessed Apr. 16, 2007)

Other:
A project managed by Jewish FundS for Justice, a 501(c)(3) public charity
Quoted in:
  1. Does Judaism Accept Same-Sex Behavior?