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“The only kind of queers who are generally accepted in some sects are monogamous married queers, upstanding queers,” said Mai Li Pittard, 31, a Jewish poly activist from Seattle.
“Judaism right now is very oriented towards having 2.5 kids, a picket fence and a respectable job.
“It’s easier to be open about polyamory at temple than it is with my professional colleagues,” said Rachel, a 28-year-old San Francisco business owner who asked that her last name be withheld.
“My particular segment of the Jewish community likes me because I’m different and they accept that being poly is part of that.” Others are more conflicted about their polyamorous and Jewish identities.
“I acknowledge that in some sense there’s an inherent conflict, there is a sense in which classical Jewishness is built in separation, reservation, the enforcing of boundaries,” she said.
“I think there has to be some more work towards an authentically Jewish way of constructing the notion of polyamory beyond the superficial answer of ‘hey, that’s how they married in the Torah, right?
A number of partners have been part of the couple’s relationship since Izen, 64, and Diane Foushee, 56, first got together 3 1/2 years ago.
“Lis and I are comfortable with each other, and emotionally careful.” For more than a decade, poly Jews have connected with one another on the email list Ahava Raba — roughly translated “big love” in Hebrew.
The list’s 200-plus members come from across the country and use the forum to discuss jealousy, breakups, child rearing in multiple relationships and, in one case, a poly gathering in a sukkah.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Bud Izen wasn’t prepared for the reaction he received the first time he brought his two girlfriends with him to synagogue in Eugene, Ore.
The rabbi stopped the trio in the parking lot outside the synagogue and grilled Izen’s partners about whether or not they were really Jewish.
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Now they are seeking a third partner in the hopes of forming a stable three-way relationship, or triad.