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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 Learn it We Must Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 62a: רב כהנא על, גנא תותיה פורייה דרב.…

How a Baby Is Made

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on December 8, 2016

SOURCE SHEET

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 of conception.…

Marital Sex: Halakhic and Ethical Parameters

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on November 28, 2016

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

by Dr. Michelle Friedman Posted on November 28, 2016

How Should We be Guiding Couples on Birth Control Issues?

by Rabbi Moshe Kahn Posted on November 28, 2016

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.…

Breastfeeding and Showing Affection in Shul

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Yichud in a Shul

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Public Displays of Affection

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Mikveh During Aveilut

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Harchakot During Aveilut

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies