But openly homosexual Orthodox Jews apparently care little about the very essence of what it means to be a servant of God and demand that everyone accept them as they are. Their needs, their wants, their desires are what matters.
Will Dovid ever return to being that sweet innocent boy I remember? I don’t know. But at the very least, we may be able to prevent others like him from descending down the wrong path if we reexamine our society’s self-centered, feelings-based culture and take efforts to transform it to one revolving around virtue, duty, and the divine mandate.
Elliot Resnick is a Jewish Press staff reporter and a Ph.D. student at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.