Trembling Before G-D
‘If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.’- Leviticus 20:13. This daring documentary raises the issue of homosexuality among people of the Orthodox Jewish creed. One of the main characters in the film is Rabbi Steve Greenberg, the first openly gay Orthodox Rabbi. He has written a book entitled Of Wrestling with God and Men, which discusses The Bible, Jewish tradition and homosexuality. The whole film could have the same title as this book, as it is structured as a fight between people who view homosexuality only as a sin or sickness and people who follow their physical instincts, but nevertheless do not want to give up their membership of the Hasidic community.