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A show about Judaism and sexuality

A show about Judaism and sexuality
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A show about Judaism and sexuality

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English


Episodes

Season Finale: The Fact or Fiction Episode, Part 2

7/16/2019
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Is it true that Jewish law forbids a couple from having sex when sleeping over in someone else’s home? Is a woman not supposed to initiate sex when she’s in the mood? What does the Talmud say about having sex in front of pets? On the Season 4 finale, we clear up more potential myths […] The post Season Finale: The Fact or Fiction Episode, Part 2 appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:17:59

The “S Word” Episode

6/3/2019
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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.

Duration:00:44:36

On Matzah and Sex (Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:1)

4/11/2019
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A text about what can be eaten on the Eve of Passover leads to an interesting analogy: we discuss why the rabbis compare eating matzah before the seder to having premarital sex with one’s betrothed in her father’s house. The post On Matzah and Sex (Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:1) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:10:36

Why Cross-Dressing on Purim is Kosher (Shulchan Aruch 6:96)

3/20/2019
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According to Jewish law, cross-dressing is considered a Biblical prohibition. So why is it permitted on Purim? We discuss some of the relevant sources and their implications for trans Jews on this mini text episode. The post Why Cross-Dressing on Purim is Kosher (Shulchan Aruch 6:96) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:08:46

The What If My Kids See Me Naked Episode

3/13/2019
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Yikes! What’s a parent to do if your kid walks in on you naked? How old is too old for parents to see their kids unclothed? On this episode, we discuss what psychology and halacha have to say about these sensitive issues and how to help your kids develop a healthy body image. The answers […] The post The What If My Kids See Me Naked Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:43:07

Having Sex For the First Time on Shabbat (Ketubot 5b-6a) – Mini Text Episode

2/4/2019
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A classic Talmudic discussion about having first-time sex on Shabbat is often taught to adolescent yeshiva students. What effect might this explicit, technical text have on their emerging sexuality? We read the passage and discuss on this mini text episode of The Joy of Text. The post Having Sex For the First Time on Shabbat (Ketubot 5b-6a) – Mini Text Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:09:09

The Hair Covering and Kabbalah Episode

12/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:40:57

Rav Hisda’s Seduction Advice to His Daughters (Tractate Shabbat 140B)

11/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:09:45

The Fact or Fiction Episode

10/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:42:31

The Surrogacy…and Sexual Adventures Episode

6/21/2018
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On the Season 3 Finale we interview a Jewish woman who made the decision to be a surrogate and carry a child for someone else, with the support of her husband and their three young children. Carrie and Jamie Bornstein share personally and poignantly about what it means to help another couple become parents, and […] The post The Surrogacy…and Sexual Adventures Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:50:48

Mini Text Episode – Adultery and The Power of Words

6/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:10:44

The Don’t Look Episode

5/15/2018
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Colored underwear, black pantyliners, “look the other way.” What are the Rabbinic leniencies that allow a woman who is spotting to avoid becoming a niddah, when and why do they work? Most importantly, how can we prevent a well-intentioned set of Jewish laws from driving women crazy? Plus, we get tips from sex therapist Dr. […] The post The Don’t Look Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:41:43

Mini Text Episode – When Lust Leads to Death (Sanhedrin 75a)

4/13/2018
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Can unrequited lust be a life-threatening condition? How far can one go to save the life of someone afflicted with such a “malady”? Our panel discusses a curious passage from the Talmudic tractate of Sanhedrin in this Mini Text Episode of The Joy of Text. The post Mini Text Episode – When Lust Leads to Death (Sanhedrin 75a) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:10:35

The #MeToo Episode

3/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:55:03

The What If I Don’t Want Kids? Episode

2/19/2018
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Recorded live at Brandeis University! “Be fruitful and multiply” is the first commandment in the Torah and a central value of the Jewish community, but what about those who go against the grain and choose to be child-free? Rabbi Dov Linzer and Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus dive into this question. Then, a lively and wide-ranging […] The post The What If I Don’t Want Kids? Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:47:27

Mini Text Episode – Jealousy (Num. 5:11-14)

1/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:09:53

The Birth Control Episode

12/19/2017
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IUDs, condoms, the pill, oh my! We break down the pros and cons of these and other common birth control methods and the halachic considerations that render some forms of contraception more acceptable than others. Then we hear from internationally renowned educator Rivkah Slonim, the Chabbad rebbetzin at SUNY Binghamton, about her three decades of […] The post The Birth Control Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:42:07

Mini Text Episode – Forbidden Fruit (Kiddushin 81a-b)

11/15/2017
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Cautionary tales from the Talmud illustrate the power of sexual temptation to lead even the most revered rabbis astray… But do these stories make too much of desire? Hosts Rabbi Dov Linzer and Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus and moderator Rebecca Honig Friedman discuss a passage from Kiddushin 81a-b. Click here to follow along with the […] The post Mini Text Episode – Forbidden Fruit (Kiddushin 81a-b) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:12:32

The Can We Really Do THAT? Episode

10/15/2017
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Which sexual acts are permitted in a marriage? The answers might surprise you! Find out why co-host Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus calls this one of “the most important episodes” of the podcast. Plus we interview the creator of the hit YouTube series SOON BY YOU, Leah Gottfried, about the challenges of dating as an Orthodox […] The post The Can We Really Do THAT? Episode appeared first on Jewish Public Media.

Duration:00:42:29

The Thinking About Mikveh Before Marriage Episode

8/16/2017
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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.

Duration:00:41:43