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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

Marital Sex: Halakhic and Ethical Parameters

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on November 28, 2016

Challenges of Intimacy in the Orthodox Community Today: Case Studies from the Field

by Dr. Michelle FriedmanPosted on November 28, 2016

How Should We be Guiding Couples on Birth Control Issues?

by Rabbi Moshe KahnPosted on November 28, 2016

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

by Rabbi Mishael ZionPosted 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, MDPosted 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 »

The Sex Signals Episode- Joy of Text 2:1

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted 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 ElmanPosted on November 1, 2016

The Strange Fate of Astrology in Jewish Thought and Law

by Dr. David ShatzPosted on October 27, 2016

Tefillin and the History of Biblical Interpretation

by Dr. Shalom HoltzPosted on October 27, 2016

Folk Science and Folk Theology

by Dr. Samuel LebensPosted on October 26, 2016