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Sunday, February 17 • 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Physical Love & Emotional Intimacy: Lessons from the Laws of Niddah ('Family Purity')

Romantic relationships involve an often-tricky and sometimes-contentious balancing act between expressing love in physical and emotional ways.  Drawing on the laws of niddah (family purity/sexual separation), we will discuss how different expressions of affection can impact relationships, and how sexual restraint can sometimes have a strong long-term positive effect.Le

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William Friedman

William Friedman is the director of the Duker/Eisenfeld Beit Midrash at JTS, and is the founding director of Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study at JTS, a 9-week Hebrew and text study program. He teaches Talmud and Halakhah (Jewish Law) at JTS and at the Academy for Jewish Religion. He earned an MA in Talmud & Rabbinics from JTS, and has studied at The Conservative Yeshiva, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and in the Pardes Kollel, and will... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Illinois Room C Floor 3 North