But, of course, men without scruples sadly, all too many members of the gender in positions allowing them to treat women as playthings have done precisely that since prehistory. The reader would be forgiven for assuming that in the book I, as the rabbi, am the traditionalist while Pamela represents the voice of liberal openness. Couples also shouldn't have sex when they are angry, or when one or both partners is intoxicated or otherwise unable to consent. G-d created two Adams and sanctioned both. Views on sex and sexuality vary, as they might in any religion. When Beruriah found out that she was tricked, she was furious and committed suicide, while Meir exiled himself in shame. For instance, there are a bunch of Torah passages commanding men to make sure they sexually please their wives in bed, and that consent must always be present and in the verbal form of an enthusiastic yes.
Autumn / Winter 2018
Hollywood renews its assault on Orthodox women and Jewish sexuality
Not only does this lead to happier marriages, but traditionally, it was thought that letting a wife orgasm first would make her more likely to conceive a son. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments. Within Judaism there are differing schools of thought on what is and is not permissible. Jewish law also forbids sexual contact short of intercourse outside of the context of marriage, recognizing that such contact will inevitably lead to intercourse. There, two leading rabbis—Samson Raphael Hirsch and Azriel Hildesheimer—argued that Jews could no longer seclude themselves behind the shtetl walls but instead had to engage with the secular world and embrace modernity, at least to an extent. There is, though, a clear sense that the MO community is not reaching all of its young people in a meaningful way, leading to an attrition rate not previously seen in this movement.
Thanks to the Torah, Jewish Girls Are Better in Bed - Alma
Birth control is rather clearly permitted in circumstances where pregnancy would pose a medical risk to the mother or her other children. I was privileged, growing up, to have many role models. That Hollywood, with its insistence on sexual lasciviousness as opposed to erotic connection, is blind to this truth speaks volumes about the blissful ignorance of relationships and how much sex has been degraded by popular culture. Some people think that this has to do with different types of positions, or minimizing pleasure. Theological challenges continue to be found in the question of how to evaluate American mores and their influence in the realms of sex, dress, leisure activities, and in terms of general exposure. As for me, I feel that whenever I go into a Jewish space, I have the privilege of interacting with individuals who are all about exploring sexual identities and preferences.
A man has a duty to give his wife sex regularly and to ensure that sex is pleasurable for her. And I reject commitment as something confining and embrace it instead as the fullest means by which we humans attach ourselves to our other half. G-d killed Onan for this sin. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. Whereas the former is a strictly carnal experience of bodily friction, the latter is an electrifying elixir of psychological and spiritual indulgence leading to the orchestration of two halves as one whole.
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