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Pray for Gays on Yom Kippur

As Yom Kippur is quickly approaching, a Jewish prayer book is being revised to include prayers direct toward gay Jews.

“The new book, or mahzor, as the prayer book for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known, will include for the first time a prayer for a deceased “partner”— an effort to include gay Jews — and also one for “a parent who was hurtful.””

The above quote is taken from an article on The Advocate Online, link below:

http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/09/17/Gays_in_Updated_Jewish_Prayer_Book/

What do you think of this revised book? Should religion be changed to reflect modern times? Or should it be a static tradition, separate from evolving “social norms”?

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