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Sunday, February 17 • 9:00am - 10:00am
I and Thou: Jewish Sexual Ethics

What does Judaism have to say about sexual relationships of the more or even less permanent kind? What might Judaism have to offer folks who aren't ready to settle down? How might Judaism's teachings on sex surprise, and even shock us from our contemporary perspective? What does it mean to move through the world with a "Jewish sexual ethic?" Does, or can, traditional Judaism intersect with sex-positive feminism?  How?  This session will look at a myriad of texts that might help point us towards a way of thinking about "kosher sex" for the 21st century. (T)

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Danya Ruttenberg

Northwestern University’s Hillel
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Beacon Press), nominated for the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature and a 2009 Hadassah Book Club selecton. She is also the editor of The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism (NYU Press) and Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism (Seal Press), and co-editor, with Rabbi Elliot Dorff, of three books for the... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Cardinal Room Floor 3 North