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A Rabbi (and Movie) for All Your Sexual Hangups
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A Rabbi (and Movie) for All Your Sexual Hangups

By On August 4, 2015

“You think a rabbi could teach you anything about sex?” asks director Ricardo Adler. It’s a fair question. Adler has made a spiritual and sensuous documentary called The Lost Key that explores… Read More

French-Yiddish Sex Advice for 1930s Jewish Girls
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French-Yiddish Sex Advice for 1930s Jewish Girls

By On May 28, 2015

Part of curator Dr. Yoel Finkelman’s job at Israel’s National Library is to keep an eye out for items that belong in the collection. So when he spotted an item called “Advice… Read More

Ever Wonder How the Ultra-Orthodox Teach About Sex?
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Sex, Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Style

By On April 14, 2015

Ori Gruder didn’t know how to talk to his 10-year-old son about the birds and the bees. Gruder is 44, a father of six, and a member of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox religious community,… Read More

Erotica That Only a Jewish Mother Can Love
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Erotica for the Kosher Set

By On March 3, 2015

By the frum, for the frum, Shosha Pearl writes the sexiest—and possibly only—erotica completely permissible by traditional Jewish law. Shosha Pearl is a pen name. Her stories, all set in the Orthodox… Read More

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The Kugel That Was Really a Rebbe

By On September 21, 2012

Having problems in your marriage? Blame the potato kugel! It may seem farfetched, but in Michael Wex’s short story “The Kugel Story,” Mrs. Yoshke Furmanovsky cries bitter tears because her husband no longer… Read More

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Sniper, Survivor, Sex Therapist

By On May 11, 2011

Dr. Ruth Westheimer has become an American icon, one of our culture’s most famous sex educators and therapists. In 1938, when Westheimer was 10 years old and living in Germany, her father was… Read More