Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, editor of the forthcoming volume The Passionate Torah, will be teaching a class called “I and Thou: On Jewish Sex” at the Isabella Friedman Jewish Retreat Center this summer. Get more info on the class here; the course description is below.
Judaism’s sacred texts and great thinkers offer many inspirations, challenges and provocative questions about how we conduct our most intimate relationships.
How should a couple interact in the bedroom? How does sexuality impact our relationships with God and ourselves? Have feminism, queerness and new questions about gender identity impacted our Jewish understandings? Our tradition can help guide us in ways that resonate even today.
We’ll look at texts and use experiential-based learning to look within, asking ourselves what it means to have a Jewish sexual ethic.