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The Schlep Sisters & Their Sexy Hanukkah Burlesque

By On December 22, 2016

There’s a good reason why Christmas Eve coincides with the first night of Hanukkah this year. Because if he wasn’t otherwise occupied, Santa might show up in tassels and heels at this… Read More

What The Talmud Says When It Talks Dirty
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What The Talmud Talks About When It Talks About Sex

By On March 30, 2016

Who knew that medieval rabbis had so much to say about sex? The Talmudic sages compared the size of their “limbs,” mandated that couples engage in foreplay, and decided how often husbands… Read More

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Brooklyn Love

By On February 14, 2013

Ah, the guilty pleasure of the romance novel: bodice-ripping, smoldering glances, passionate sex . . . and Shabbos dinner. Yep, you read that right: a new genre of romance novel – the Orthodox… Read More

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Jews + Erotica = Jewrotica. What else?

By On November 15, 2012

What constitutes “Jewish erotica,” exactly? Does it need to feature ritual items?  Must the deed take place during a bagel brunch? Does the work just need a Jewish author, or does the… Read More

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Fat Rabbis

By On August 23, 2012

How fat can a fat rabbi be? The Babylonian Talmud (Baba Metzia 84a) reports that when Rabbi Ishmael and Rabbi Elazar met, “an ox could walk between them [under the arch formed by their bellies] and… Read More

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The Mystical Side of Trees

By On January 19, 2011

Tu Bishvat is the New Year of the Trees, a holiday with roots (pardon the pun) dating as far back as the Talmud. But, unlike Passover or Purim or Sukkot, there’s no prescribed way to observe… Read More

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