The passionate torah ruttenberg danya. The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism by Danya Ruttenberg (9780814776056) 2019-01-26

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The Passionate Torah

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

Rabbi Ruttenberg has served as Senior Jewish Educator at Tufts Hillel and Campus Rabbi at Northwestern Hillel, and currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband and sons, works with Ask Big Questions, a program out of Hillel International, and teaches and lectures nationwide. Ruttenberg, a wunderkind of Jewish feminism, leads the reader through an often racy reconsideration of what the sacred Jewish texts say about our most intimate relationships. Baskin, Aryeh Cohen, Elliot Dorff, Esther Fuchs, Bonna Haberman, Elliot Kukla, Gail Labovitz, Malka Landau, Sarra Lev, Laura Levitt, Sara Meirowitz, Jay Michaelson, Haviva Ner-David, Danya Ruttenberg, Naomi Seidman, and Arthur Waskow. These provocative articles are not meant to be titillating but to shed light on topics often not viewed from a variety of perspectives. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting Flatiron Books , which was a finalist for the 2016 National Jewisih Book Award. In the last few decades a number of factors-post-modernism, feminism, queer liberation, and more-have brought discussion of sexuality to the fore, and with it a whole new set of questions that challenge time-honored traditions and ways of thinking.

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The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

In this unique collection of essays, some of today's smartest Jewish thinkers explore a broad range of fundamental questions in an effort to balance ancient tradition and modern sexuality. The thread that connects all their work is a commitment to social activism and humanist and feminist views of sexuality and gender. Covering topics such as monogamy, inter-faith relationships, reproductive technology, homosexuality, and a host of other hot-button issues, these writings consider how contemporary Jews can engage themselves, their loved ones, and their tradition in a way that's both sexy and sanctified. Yet as The Passionate Torah illustrates, it is of critical importance to see beyond this apparent conflict if Jews are to embrace both their religious beliefs and their sexuality. With incisive essays from contemporary rabbis, scholars, thinkers, and writers, this collection not only surveys the challenges that sexuality poses to Jewish belief, but also offers fresh new perspectives and insights on the changing place of sexuality within Jewish theology—and Jewish lives.

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The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism by Danya Ruttenberg (9780814776056)

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

Before receiving her rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, she received her B. Contributors: Rebecca Alpert, Wendy Love Anderson, Judith R. This book was approached by person who wanted to think about ethics and sexuality from a Jewish point of view. The term andquot;must readandquot; may be overused, but I believe it is appropriate in describing this book. She was ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Ziegler School of the American Jewish University. Many of the authors are leading critical theorists on gender and sexuality and Judaism.

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the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

While I liked some of the essays, particularly the ones in the final secion that incorporated a lot more queer stuff, I wasn't overly enthused about the anthology as a whole. Contributors: Rebecca Alpert, Wendy Love Anderson, Judith R. Seeking to deepen the Jewish conversation about sexuality, The Passionate Torah brings together brilliant thinkers in an attempt to bridge the gap between the sacred and the sexual. The Passionate Torah is a vivid reminder that sexuality has had a long and distinguished, albeit controversial, place in the Jewish law. Seeking to deepen the Jewish conversation about sexuality, The Passionate Torah brings together brilliant thinkers in an attempt to bridge the gap between the sacred and the sexual. Yet as The Passionate Torah illustrates, it is of critical importance to see beyond this apparent conflict if Jews are to embrace both their religious beliefs and their sexuality. Most contemporary Jewish women fall somewhere in between, but at the core of all of their identities is a complex interweaving of religious and ethnic elements, a shared history, and a collective memory of periods of prejudice, persecution, wandering, and resettlement.

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The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism by Danya Ruttenberg

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

This is good book to clearly bring up the issues and help us progress to an even better Jewish ethic on these issues, which help individuals cope in a good and holy way with the passions of life. Yet as The Passionate Torah illustrates, it is of critical importance to see beyond this apparent conflict if Jews are to embrace both their religious beliefs and their sexuality. Our understanding of Jewish sexuality needs to become as complex as the realities are. In this unique collection of essays, some of today's smartest Jewish thinkers explore a broad range of fundamental questions in an effort to balance ancient tradition and modern sexuality. With incisive essays from contemporary rabbis, scholars, thinkers, and writers, this collection not only surveys the challenges that sexuality poses to Jewish belief, but also offers fresh new perspectives and insights on the changing place of sexuality within Jewish theology and Jewish lives. It could forever change the way its readers will approach the subject. Seeking to deepen the Jewish conversation about sexuality, The Passionate Torah brings together brilliant thinkers in an attempt to bridge the gap between the sacred and the sexual.

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Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

Contributors: Rebecca Alpert, Wendy Love Anderson, Judith R. Judaism has been struggling with these type of issues for its length of days. For Jews of all backgrounds, this has often led to an unhappy standoff between tradition and sexual empowerment. The Passionate Torah is a vivid reminder that sexuality has had a long and distinguished, albeit controversial, place in the Jewish law. The wide variety of approaches to a terrific list of topics ensures that every reader will come away with some fresh perspective on the Torah and sex. Ruttenberg, a wunderkind of Jewish feminism, leads the reader through an often racy reconsideration of what the sacred Jewish texts say about our most intimate relationships.

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The Passionate Torah : Danya Ruttenberg : 9780814776056

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

Baskin, Aryeh Cohen, Elliot Dorff, Esther Fuchs, Bonna Haberman, Elliot Kukla, Gail Labovitz, Malka Landau, Sarra Lev, Laura Levitt, Sara Meirowitz, Jay Michaelson, Haviva Ner-David, Danya Ruttenberg, Naomi Seidman, and Arthur Waskow. She serves as contributing editor to both Lilith and Women in Judaism. Yet as The Passionate Torah illustrates, it is of critical importance to see beyond this apparent conflict if Jews are to embrace both their religious beliefs and their sexuality. Ruttenberg, a wunderkind of Jewish feminism, leads the reader through an often racy reconsideration of what the sacred Jewish texts say about our most intimate relationships. In the last few decades a number of factors—post-modernism, feminism, queer liberation, and more—have brought discussion of sexuality to the fore, and with it a whole new set of questions that challenge time-honored traditions and ways of thinking.

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The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism by Danya Ruttenberg (9780814776056)

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

Almost every essay in this anthology blew my mind! The most important discovery of this book is that the many of the issues are discussed in an understanding way by such books of Jewish learnings as the Bablyonian Talmud. Seeking to deepen the Jewish conversation about sexuality, The Passionate Torah brings together brilliant thinkers in an attempt to bridge the gap between the sacred and the sexual. Baskin, Aryeh Cohen, Elliot Dorff, Esther Fuchs, Bonna Haberman, Elliot Kukla, Gail Labovitz, Malka Landau, Sarra Lev, Laura Levitt, Sara Meirowitz, Jay Michaelson, Haviva Ner-David, Danya Ruttenberg, Naomi Seidman, and Arthur Waskow. Covering topics such as monogamy, inter-faith relationships, reproductive technology, homosexuality, and a host of other hot-button issues, these writings consider how contemporary Jews can engage themselves, their loved ones, and their tradition in a way that's both sexy and sanctified. Contributors: Rebecca Alpert, Wendy Love Anderson, Judith R. Baskin, Aryeh Cohen, Elliot Dorff, Esther Fuchs, Bonna Haberman, Elliot Kukla, Gail Labovitz, Malka Landau, Sarra Lev, Laura Levitt, Sara Meirowitz, Jay Michaelson, Haviva Ner-David, Danya Ruttenberg, Naomi Seidman, and Arthur Waskow.

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The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism by Danya Ruttenberg (9780814776056)

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

Contributors: Rebecca Alpert, Wendy Love Anderson, Judith R. Dorff 11 Not Like a VirginSara N. Yet as The Passionate Torah illustrates, it is of critical importance to see beyond this apparent conflict if Jews are to embrace both their religious beliefs and their sexuality. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting Flatiron Books, April 2016 and Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion Beacon Press , the latter of which was nominated for the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature and a 2009 Hadassah Boo Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is the author of Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting Flatiron Books, April 2016 and Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion Beacon Press , the latter of which was nominated for the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature and a 2009 Hadassah Book Club selection. She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and many other publications. Ruttenberg, a wunderkind of Jewish feminism, leads the reader through an often racy reconsideration of what the sacred Jewish texts say about our most intimate relationships.

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The Passionate Torah

the passionate torah ruttenberg danya

Baskin3 Divorcing Ba'alBonna Devora Haberman4 Th e Sage and the Other WomanAryeh Cohen5 Intermarriage, Gender, and Nation in the Hebrew Bible Esther Fuchs6 Good SexMelanie Malka LandauI-Thou7 The Erotics of Sexual Segregation Naomi Seidman8 Reclaiming Nidah and Mikveh through Ideological and Practical Reinterpretation Haviva Ner-David9 The Goy of SexWendy Love Anderson10 A Jewish Perspective on Birth Control and Procreation Elliot N. For Jews of all backgrounds, this has often led to an unhappy standoff between tradition and sexual empowerment. Well, I'm reviewing this book for Bitch, so I can't say all that much. It voyages behind the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what was told and retold among the ancient Israelites, even if it is and 8220;not what the Bible tells us. She has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle, and has also appeared in the Best Jewish Writing series, the new edition of Encyclopedia Judaica, and Bitch magazine's Bitchfest, as well as many other publications. Yet that is what Ruttenberg, a rabbi, and the seventeen contributors to this collection of essays have accomplished. And there's lots of reclaiming of traditions like not having marital sex while a woman has her period that creeped me out.

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