(YNetNews) Religious gays’ battle for rabbinical and communal recognition continues to bear fruit: Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein, a senior Religious Zionism rabbi, has ruled that people with homosexual inclinations should not be condemned more than Shabbat desecrators or frauds.

According to the rabbi, the religious public must rise above its feelings of aversion and soften the “aggressive” attitude towards homosexuals and lesbians.

Rabbi Lichtenstein heads the Har Etzion Yeshiva, one of the national-religious public’s most important Torah institutions, and is considered one of the leaders of Modern Orthodoxy.

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