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Male Masturbation & How to Stop Shul Sexual Abuse Before It Starts- Joy of Text 1:9

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

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”).…

Steipler on Sex: What Sex and Matzah have in common- Joy of Text 1:14

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

What is the real obligation of sex between a husband and wife? 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.…

They Become One Flesh: Joy of Text 1:12

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

These sources accompany the (mini) twelfth episode of the Joy of Text podcast.   They Become One Flesh 1. 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 shall be one flesh.…

How to Conceive a Baby Boy- Joy of Text 1:10

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

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.…