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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

How Should We be Guiding Couples on Birth Control Issues?

by Rabbi Moshe Kahn Posted on November 28, 2016

“Climbing Up the Pomegranate Tree”: Using Talmudic Stories to Navigate Sexual Ethics

by Rabbi Mishael Zion Posted on November 28, 2016

Composting Within An Eruv

Amy Pollak (Posted on November 23, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Observant Married Jewish Women and Sexual Life: An Empirical Study

by Michelle Friedman, MD Posted on November 7, 2016

Observant Married Jewish Women and Sexual Life: An Empirical Study Michelle Friedman, Ellen Labinsky, Talli Y. Rosenbaum, James Schmeidler, and Rachel Yehuda   I. INTRODUCTION Taharat haMishpahah, literally, “family purity,” refers to the series of rabbinic laws and customs governing sexual behavior between husbands and wives. The laws of taharat haMishpahah need to be understood Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Season 2 Episode 1

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on November 7, 2016

These sources accompany the first episode of the second season of the Joy of Text podcast.   Sex Signals – The Wife Initiating Sex   1. Babylonian Talmud, Yevamot 62b אמר ריב”ל: כל היודע באשתו שהיא יראת שמים ואינו פוקדה – נקרא חוטא, שנאמר: וידעת כי שלום אהלך וגו’. ואמר ריב”ל: חייב אדם לפקוד את אשתו Continue Reading »

If Only Michelangelo Had Studied Halakha…

Amy Pollak (Posted on November 4, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Rav Shimon Shkop and Rav Yisrael Gusteman on Human Norms in Halakha

by Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Elman Posted on November 1, 2016

The Strange Fate of Astrology in Jewish Thought and Law

by Dr. David Shatz Posted on October 27, 2016

Tefillin and the History of Biblical Interpretation

by Dr. Shalom Holtz Posted on October 27, 2016

Folk Science and Folk Theology

by Dr. Samuel Lebens Posted on October 26, 2016

Getting to the Heart of the Brain Death Debate

by Dr. Daniel Reifman Posted on October 26, 2016

Science and Religious Consciousness

by Dr. David Shatz Posted on October 26, 2016