Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
700-A Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328, United States
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.
About Nechama: Originally from Philadelphia, Nechama teaches Rabbinic Literature, Women and Judaism, Medical Ethics and Bible at Pardes. An alumna of Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute, Nechama holds a Master’s degree in Talmud from Bar-Ilan University, is a certified Yoetzet Halacha (legal adviser on women’s issues), and serves as a Mikvah Guide and pre-marriage counselor. Click here for her full bio.
This event is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.
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Co-sponsored by MACoM, Pardes and SOJOURN