Keshet Texas, the statewide organization of LGBT Jewish groups that includes Dallas’ Congregation Beth El Binah, has a group in Tel Aviv for Pride. Keshet is the Hebrew word for rainbow.
Michael Moore, from Keshet Houston, shared this picture of one of the Tel Aviv Pride celebrations on the beach this morning. He noticed some Texas Pride flags carried by other LGBT Texans in Israel for its biggest Pride celebration.
Because of discrimination against gays and lesbians in Russia as well as Russia’s historical antisemitism, many LGBT Jews have emigrated from Russia and settled in Tel Aviv. Recent estimates are 20 percent of the city’s population are LGBT.