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Category: Sex & Niddah

Between the Ideal and the Real – Before and After the Wedding

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on March 8, 2017)

This is a source sheet to accompany the panel that took place in Jerusalem on January 4, 2017 titled, “Between the Ideal and the Real: Challenges in Halacha and Sexuality Before and  After the Wedding.”   To listen to the audio from the panel, click on the following audio link:   It is Torah, and Continue Reading »

How a Baby Is Made

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on December 8, 2016)

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How is a Baby Made?  More specifically, what determines the future characteristics of the child?  One answer emerges from the story of Yaakov’s breeding of the sheep, an answer that seems to be endorsed by the Talmud: a child’s character is shaped by what the mother and father were thinking and doing at the time Continue Reading »

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 »

Joy of Text: Episode Six

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on August 24, 2016)

These sources accompany the sixth episode of the Joy of Text podcast.   Pornography   Is Seminal Emission the Problem? Pornography is most commonly used as a means for masturbation.  As such, and when done by men, it is first and foremost – from a halakhic perspective – an issue of zera li’vatalah, the wasteful emission Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Episode Four

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on August 23, 2016)

These sources accompany the fourth episode of the Joy of Text podcast. In this episode: What Defines a Virgin Touching After Post-Partum Depression Different Levels of Desire   What Defines a Virgin   Competing Definitions: Hymen or Sex?   The Torah word for virgin is betulah, which is from the same root as the hymen Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Episode Nine

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on August 22, 2016)

These sources accompany the ninth episode of the Joy of Text podcast. In this episode: Male Masturbation Yichud for Gay Men and Women   Male Masturbation Sources and Reasons The most often cited source for the prohibition (or condemnation) of masturbation is the story of Er and Onan (hence the word “onanism”). But in the Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Episode Fourteen

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on August 22, 2016)

These sources accompany the (mini) fourteenth episode of the Joy of Text podcast.   Steipler on Sex: What Sex and Matzah have in common A Letter from the Steipler (Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky 1899-1985)  |    מכתב מהסטייפלר Translated by Rabbi Dov Linzer ב. בחיוב עונה – כל קירוב (חבוב) חבוק ונישוק.  החזו”א התיר להרהר באשתו Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Episode Twelve

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on August 22, 2016)

These sources accompany the (mini) twelfth episode of the Joy of Text podcast.   They Become One Flesh Breishit 2:24    |    בראשית ב’:כ”ד עַל כֵּן יַעֲזָב אִישׁ אֶת אָבִיו וְאֶת אִמּוֹ וְדָבַק בְּאִשְׁתּוֹ וְהָיוּ לְבָשָׂר אֶחָד: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Episode Ten

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on August 22, 2016)

These sources accompany the (mini) tenth episode of the Joy of Text podcast.   How to Conceive a Baby Boy Babylonian Talmud, Niddah 31a   |    (.בבלי, נדה דף (לא אמר רבי יצחק אמר רבי אמי: אשה מזרעת תחילה – יולדת זכר, איש מזריע תחילה – יולדת נקבה, שנאמר +ויקרא י”ב+ אשה כי תזריע וילדה זכר. Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Episode Eight

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on August 22, 2016)

These sources accompany the (mini) eight episode of the Joy of Text podcast.   Hiding Under the Bed Babylonian Talmud Hagigah (5b)   |    (:תלמוד בבלי מסכת חגיגה (ה אמר רב: אפילו שיחה יתירה שבין איש לאשתו מגידים לו לאדם בשעת מיתה. איני? והא רב כהנא הוה גני תותי פורייה דרב, ושמעיה דסח וצחק ועשה צרכיו, Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Episode One

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on August 22, 2016)

These sources accompany the first episode of the Joy of Text podcast. In this episode: Fantasy Kama Sutra Cards Vibrators and Onah   Fantasy Bavli, Nedarim (20b)   |    (:בבלי, נדרים (כ ולא תתורו אחרי לבבכם – מכאן אמר רבי: אל ישתה אדם בכוס זה ויתן עיניו בכוס אחר. אמר רבינא: לא נצרכא אלא דאפילו Continue Reading »

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