Genesis 1:31
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וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-כָּל-אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה, וְהִנֵּה-טוֹב מְאֹד
God saw everything that God had made and behold it was very good. [Translation by Rabbi Steve Greenberg]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. The goodness of creation is both a moral and a religious conviction of the Jewish Tradition. What might such a conviction add to the conversation on LGBT inclusion and welcome.

2. Note: Biologist Bruce Bagemihl has found that there are more than 190 species in which homosexual or transgendered behavior has been observed. Homosexual behavior is no less common or naturally occurring than say, left-handedness, another anomaly that was once demonized.

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Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)