It is distinct from swinging in that it typically entails more than just sex, and from polygamy, where the partners are not necessarily married. By Talia Lavin October 10, pm.
Making it work
I would say the same to gay or straight couples: There should be one person you live your life with. She is a violinist and vocalist in a fusion hip-hop klezmer band, the Debaucherantes, and likes to engage in culture jamming, the mixing of seemingly disparate cultural elements.
Rabbi Elliot Dorff, rector of American Jewish University in Los Angeles and a longtime champion of gay inclusion in the Jewish community, draws the line when it comes to polyamory. By Jonah Goldman Kay August 6, pm.
Married and dating: polyamorous jews share love, seek acceptance
Recommended from JTA. By Joe Baur August 11, pm. But some Jewish communities have been more accepting than others.
But some poly Jews say they have pursued other relationships precisely because their partners were unable to fulfill all their needs. Search ToggleSearch toggle Search for:.
Polyamory, often shortened to poly, is a term that first came into circulation in the s. But in the wake of the progress made by gay and lesbian Jews in winning communal recognition for non-traditional partnerships, some polyamorous Jews are pushing to have their romantic arrangements similarly accepted.
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By Ben Sales August 10, pm. Ian Osmond, 39, a Boston-area bartender and former Hebrew school teacher who has been in a polyamorous marriage for 10 years, says he believes the rabbinic ruling that prohibited polygamy nearly a millennium ago has expired.
Polyamory, she says, is a choice that does not preclude a Jewishly observant, socially conscious life. Poly Jews occasionally invoke the multiples wives and concubines typical of the biblical patriarchs as evidence that their relationships can indeed be sacred. A former editor of ModernPoly.
Mai Li Pittard, a Seattle musician and activist, is currently involved with three partners, two men and one woman. Izen began exploring polyamory because his wife has crippling migraines and other health problems that make sex impossible.
Citing the patriarchs as respectable polygamists, jews with multiple long-term partners are leaving the closet to the aron hakodesh
They also address the challenges of being poly in a community in which monogamy and marriage are still considered the ideal. That tension manifested itself for Pittard in a recent discussion with poly friends who were considering attending a couples wine-tasting event hosted by JConnect Seattle, a networking site for Jewish young adults.
Osmond did so because his wife is asexual.
Polyamorous jews share love, seek acceptance
Such arrangements remain far from mainstream acceptance. By Stephanie Ganz August 8, pm.
But one poly Jew who asked to remain anonymous because of her connections to an Orthodox institution said those role models only go so far. By Andrew Lapin August 5, pm. Combining polyamory and Judaism is one example of that.
By Cnaan Liphshiz August 11, am. Bud Izen and Diane Foushee are married and seeking a third partner.