Compared to other religions, Judaism has had a progressive attitude towards sexuality from Biblical times through rabbinic and later halakhic (legal) codes of law. As a religion, it understands the centrality of sexual desire to human existence. Rather than suppress such desire, it has embraced opportunities to sanctify the sexual experience. Today, many people feel alienated from the Jewish discourse on sexuality given its heterosexual, binary nature. We will use rabbinic texts and the mikvah framework to examine the contemporary sexual experience and see whether Jewish values and attitudes have what to contribute for people seeking meaningful sexual relationships.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
700-A Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328, United States