As my partner and I were making our way from the DuPont Metro station to 16th street where the service was being held, I felt a sense of anxiety. Normally, this is not something I would typically be worried about or have a strange feeling about. Since it was my first time going to a Jewish synagogue as a Muslim, I felt a sense of worry. There was also a point in the trip where I told my partner if I should tell the member...
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...ly a group that didn’t care about how much money you have or where you went to school. The Torah strongly emphasizes on acceptance of on another, so I would have to say that many of their core beliefs can be looked back to their holy book. From observing how close they were and how deeply they were involved with their faith you can see that they have a close relationship with god, despite many of them being LGBTQ. It’s really amazing seeing despite them being gay, they still have such a close relationship with faith. That says a lot about this group. I feel that this group looks forward to this gathering every Friday. Due to many of them having a lot in common, they seemed like a close family. I feel in religious and social context they get much support in being who they are. They have much common ground, which is why they stay so close. It was an amazing experience.
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