Rachel Delia Benaim is an author at Religion News Service.
Gay-to-straight conversion therapy group committed consumer fraud, jury finds
(RNS) A jury awarded the plaintiffs damages for individual and group therapy sessions in which clients were asked to undress and touch themselves in their therapists’ presence and beat effigies of their mothers with a tennis racket.
As a New Jersey court considers conversion therapy, many Orthodox Jews have moved on
(RNS) While a lawsuit against conversion therapy is being argued in New Jersey, many Orthodox Jewish rabbis have already begun to alter their views on homosexuality.
Gaza violence casts a pall on Eid celebrations
JERUSALEM (RNS) This year, instead of sweets, people are drinking black coffee without sugar, a sign of mourning in Palestinian culture. Instead of new clothes, people are sending their alms to Gaza. Instead of going on vacation, people stay home, glued to the TV set.