By Danya Ruttenberg
In this specific number of essays, a few of today’s smartest Jewish thinkers discover a large diversity of primary questions so as to stability historic culture and sleek sexuality.
In the previous few many years a couple of factors—post-modernism, feminism, queer liberation, and more—have introduced dialogue of sexuality to the fore, and with it an entire new set of questions that problem established traditions and methods of considering. For Jews of all backgrounds, this has frequently resulted in an unsatisfied standoff among culture and sexual empowerment.
Yet as The Passionate Torah illustrates, it really is of serious significance to determine past this obvious clash if Jews are to include either their spiritual ideals and their sexuality. With incisive essays from modern rabbis, students, thinkers, and writers, this assortment not just surveys the demanding situations that sexuality poses to Jewish trust, but additionally bargains clean new views and insights at the altering position of sexuality inside Jewish theology—and Jewish lives. protecting themes corresponding to monogamy, inter-faith relationships, reproductive know-how, homosexuality, and a number of different hot-button concerns, those writings think about how modern Jews can interact themselves, their family, and their culture in a fashion that’s either horny and sanctified.
Seeking to deepen the Jewish dialog approximately sexuality, The Passionate Torah brings jointly terrific thinkers in an try to bridge the distance among the sacred and the sexual.
Contributors: Rebecca Alpert, Wendy Love Anderson, Judith R. Baskin, Aryeh Cohen, Elliot Dorff, Esther Fuchs, Bonna Haberman, Elliot Kukla, Gail Labovitz, Malka Landau, Sarra Lev, Laura Levitt, Sara Meirowitz, Jay Michaelson, Haviva Ner-David, Danya Ruttenberg, Naomi Seidman, and Arthur Waskow.
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