Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Without any new law, gay men will have surrogate parenthood

Gays and lesbians are hands-down the proven best parents in the world. Denying them parenthood is as crazy as denying Jews to learn.

Without a new law, Israeli gay men of course still will have state-supported surrogate parenthood from now on. How so?

They should simply go to the High Court of Justice with the new law permitting single women surrogacy and say: please clarify that the State cannot withhold from men what it gives to women.

It’s shooting into an open goal. End of story.

It’s kind of sad and shameful though, when the law (like in the US with Gay Marriage) needs to correct the representatives of the People – while the People in great majority are against all the anti-gay stuff of the State.

And of course, it’s scandalous that Judaism, with all of its revolutionary concepts, its call for protecting the weak and its commitment to fight for justice is (ab)used to hinder mankind’s journey towards a better world.

Big shout-out to Microsoft Israel and Apple Israel, Mellanox and Gulliver Tourism that now announced to pay any of their employees for surrogacy!

State-sponsored bigots of course needed to voice their idiocy.

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Why are Israeli Jews so quick to condemn this? Jews will not believe that a certain percentage of Jews should have no right to intimacy or sex. But now to tell them that they also cannot have kids clearly can only be evil.

And now the angry national LGBTQ organization of Israel has called for a general strike for this Sunday, which call is already widely supported by employers and by Israeli celebrities, to protest the bigoted new law.

Ironically, Orthodox Jews will also not go to work since it’s the Fast of Tisha beAv.

Maybe it’s one way to have a little bit more unity.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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