Date: January 1, 2019
Source: Taylor Francis
Not JPride-Related; Not Local
The Experiences of Gay Jewish men in the Orthodox Jewish community 2019 by Dr. Jeremy Novich
In this chapter Novich aims to provide a glimpse into the day-to-day challenges experienced by gay Jewish men in the orthodox community. It is based on the author’s doctoral dissertation. In the original research, 24 gay, Jewish, cisgendered men, aged 18–66, living in the New York City metropolitan area, who considered themselves part of the orthodox community, participated in semi-structured focus groups. Based on the analysis, the experience of this population can be understood as existing in the four domains of social, family, community, and self. The discussion contextualizes the data and proposed model in psychoanalytic literature to provide a multilayered framework of this complex experience. Clinical implications are discussed.