Sexuality and Sanctity

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Date(s) - 06/30/2015
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

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What does Judaism have to say about issues surrounding sexuality? What values and challenges can the rabbinic texts impart for us living with the modern sexual norms of the twenty first century? In this class we will examine, analyze and openly discuss rabbinic texts from the Torah and Talmud through to the modern responsa on issues related to sexual intercourse. How does tradition view sexual desire and pleasure from both the male and female perspective? Are all sexual positions and practices permitted? What does tradition say about sex without consent, while drunk or when the partners are fighting? What do the rabbis say about same-sex sexual acts? The classroom will be a safe space for students of diverse backgrounds, orientations, and practices.
Rahel Berkovits

Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm
5 sessions: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28.

Tuition: $125; financial aid available.

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