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Young Israel Statement On Same Gender Marriage

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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG ISRAEL COMMENTS ABOUT SAME GENDER MARRIAGE

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today issued the following statement about same gender marriage:

"As members of a community that abides by the precepts of the Torah, we are deeply disappointed that a growing number of prominent American leaders, including President Obama, have expressed support for same gender marriage.  As a national organization dedicated to Torah values and guided by Jewish law, the National Council of Young Israel is diametrically opposed to same gender marriage, which is a concept that is antithetical to the religious principles that we live by.  As firm believers that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman, we simply cannot accept a newfound social position that alters the value, definition, and sanctity of marriage as set forth in the Torah, which has guided us for thousands of years."