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With the High Holidays quickly approaching it is time for us to take stock of our year. How should we approach teshuva, repentance, when the misdeeds are complicated and we cannot be confident we will change our future behavior? Is Teshuvah out of the question? Is there a more nuanced way for us to approach […] The post The Teshuvah and Guilt Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
In this mini text episode we read a passage from Genesis 6 that sheds light on issues of consensuality in sexual relationships. The post Mini Text Episode – Power and Consent appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
In this episode, Dr. Marcus and Rabbi Linzer tackle female masturbation and interview Miryam Kabakov about Eshel, a group for LGBT Orthodox Jews. In the Q&A: is it permissible to talk "dirty?" The post Does Sexting Lead to Mixed Dancing? And More! appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Live from the JCC in Manhattan: Torah and #MeToo. In this recorded live episode, we ask: What is a Jewish response to #MeToo? Can laws of modesty and yichud play a role in preventing sexual assault and harassment? Is affirmative consent a Talmudic concept? When is it okay to publicly shame an alleged abuser? Plus […] The post The #MeToo Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
In this episode, recorded LIVE at the JOFA Conference 2017, we ask: Must a bride and groom have intercourse on their wedding night or should they allow themselves a few days of sexual touch first? And does a woman always enter niddah after first intercourse? Finally, Dr. Naomi Marmon Grummet, Director of the Eden Center […] The post The Wedding Night Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
In this episode, a mother writes in about her daughter’s school dress code. We discuss ways to define modesty beyond collar bones and covered knees and how to cultivate positive body image for children growing up in religious environments. Later in the episode we are joined by Dr. Koby Frances, licensed clinical psychologist whose private […] The post The Tznius Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
In this mini-text episode Rabbi Linzer, Dr. Marcus, and Rabba Smith discuss Rav Eliyahu Dessler’s definition of ahava, love, and what it means to give and take in a sexual relationship. The post Mini Text Episode – Ahava appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
How can you use your flower arrangements to signal to your partner that you want sex? How does the commandment of tzniut affect women’s sexuality? What sex positions are halakhically permissible? Learn the answers to these questions and more on the first episode of Season Twoof The Joy of Text! In this episode we respond […] The post The Sex Signals Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Words, words, words. In this mini text episode, our hosts discuss a curious Talmudic passage (Nedarim 91a & b) about when a woman’s admission of adultery is believed, or not, emphasizing the power of words to create legal realities with real-world consequences. The post Mini Text Episode – Adultery and The Power of Words appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
A short conversation on one of the Talmud's most famous stories about sex. The post Mini Episode: Hiding Under the Bed appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Plus, how do Judaism's intimacy laws apply to people who aren't straight? The post Male Masturbation & How to Stop Shul Sexual Abuse Before It Starts appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
In this episode: what does "virgin" mean? How did the Jewish mystics think about sexuality? What happens when the rules about physical intimacy clash with a mother's postpartum depression? Plus more! The post The Definition of “Virgin” — and More! appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Kissing as a spiritual experience? In this episode, we explore a cryptic text of the Zohar about the deeper meaning of a kiss. If you would like to learn it yourself, check out Zohar 2:124B. The post Kissing as a Spiritual Experience (Zohar 2:124B) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Is abstinence before marriage the secret to a great married sex life, or a recipe for sexual difficulties later on? We discuss the value and impact of “saving oneself” for marriage and of other sex and relationship norms of the Orthodox community. Then, the acclaimed author of “I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the […] The post The “S Word” Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Welcome back to The Joy of Text! We’re kicking off Season 4 with a fact or fiction quickfire round: Is sex really a “double mitzvah” on Shabbat? Is daytime sex verboten? And what is up with the “hole in the sheet?” We clear up these and other common myths and misconceptions — or are they? […] The post The Fact or Fiction Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Our second episode! This one is short, just a couple of questions. But they’re good questions. 1. If Orthodox Jews are having sex before marriage, should they use condoms to prevent STDs? 2. How should moms talk to their kids about going to the mikvah? And when? Featuring Rabbi Dov Linzer, Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, […] The post Q&A episode! Pre-Marital Condom Use, Sneaking Out to the Mikvah appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
The passage from the Torah describing Sota (Num. 5:11-14) – a woman suspected of adultery – elicits a brief but wide-ranging discussion about the gendered nature of jealousy, home DNA tests, and the surprising reason some Orthodox communities forbid sperm donation. The post Mini Text Episode – Jealousy (Num. 5:11-14) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Recorded Live at Harvard Hillel! Should an unmarried woman who is in an intimate relationship use the mikveh before marriage? Includes Q&A with Harvard students on this theme and related topics, and heartfelt reflections by our hosts on why this podcast is the most important project they've undertaken. The post The Thinking About Mikveh Before Marriage Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
For this live episode we travel to Princeton University to discuss hook up culture on college campuses. We talk to students about millennial dating practices, how being an observant Jew interacts with the social pressure to have casual hook ups, and why hook ups are sometimes more appealing than relationships to college students. The post The Hook Up Culture Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
Our hosts discuss the legality and reality of pre/nonmarital sex, interview NYTimes columnist Mark Oppenheimer about how different religions engage with modern sexual norms, and answer a question about threesomes. The post The Premarital Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
In what could be the first parent-child sex talk on record, Rav Hisda gives his daughters advice about how to increase their husband’s desire during sex. Or is it the benefits of being modest? We discuss the different interpretations of this cryptic text and the continued relevance of its lessons. The post Rav Hisda’s Seduction Advice to His Daughters (Tractate Shabbat 140B) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
After our listener question about cuddling on the wedding night, our guest, Ora Weinbach, talks about her experiencing teaching sexuality at Abraham Joshua Heschel High School. We ask: What does a sex ed curriculum look like? What it’s like to teach sex-ed to a co-ed class? What’s a parent’s role in all this? And finally, […] The post The Sex Ed Episode – High School Edition appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
We interview Leah Vincent about modesty, talk about common bedroom problems, and answer a listener question about navigating a partner's sexual interests. The post The Common Problems Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
On this episode* we answer a listener question about women’s hair covering, changing norms, and the connection between hair and “erva” (nakedness). Then we talk about sexuality in Kabbalah with Dr. Sharon Faye Koren, author of Forsaken: The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, who discusses why sex plays a central role in Kabbalistic thought and why medieval Kabbalism was, despite […] The post The Hair Covering and Kabbalah Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
In this episode, we examine a passage in Tractate Berachot regarding reciting the Shema while lying unclothed next to family members and others, and grapple with perspectives and social norms different than our own.  The post Shema and Strange Bedfellows (Berachot 24A) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.
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Podcast Details

Started
Jan 22nd, 2015
Latest Episode
Feb 12th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
53
Avg. Episode Length
33 minutes
Explicit
Yes

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