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Category: Sex & Niddah

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 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, MD
Posted on November 28, 2016

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

Observant Married Jewish Women and Sexual Life: An Empirical Study

by Dr. 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

Yichud in a Shul

Public Displays of Affection

Mikveh During Aveilut

Harchakot During Aveilut

History of Past Sexual Abuse in Married Observant Women

by Dr. Michelle Friedman, MD
Posted on July 5, 2016

Most studies investigating religiosity and sexual abuse have examined whether religiosity ameliorates the negative consequences of sexual trauma (1–4), rather than whether religiosity affects the occurrence of sexual trauma. There are currently no statistics regarding the lifetime prevalence of sexual abuse within religious communities.…