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Torah from the Bedroom: Sexuality in Jewish Tradition

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Rabbi Kahana lay under the bed of his teacher to see how he makes love, proclaiming: "It is Torah and I must study it."

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Our course will consider texts from the Talmud, medieval philosophy, mysticism and Hasidism that demonstrate a wide range of attitudes toward sexuality in the Jewish tradition

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David Biale is Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis. he is the author or editor of eleven books, one of which is Eros and the Jews: From the Bible to Contemporary America. https://history.ucdavis.edu/people/dbiale

Rachel Biale is the author of Women and Jewish Law. She has worked in the Bay Area as a therapist, Jewish cultural programmer, community organizer and ketubah artist. https://www.rachelbiale.com

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