Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices : Sex and Intimacy

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-05-10
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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In the newest addition to the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series, co-editors Elliot Dorff and Danya Ruttenberg have brought together a diverse group of Jews to comment on how Judaism affects their views and actions regarding sex. Contributors range from adult movie actor Ron Jeremy, to renowned feminist scholar Martha Ackelsberg, to noted writer and blogger Esther Kustanowitz, as well as rabbis, doctors, social workers, and activists. They discuss issues of monogamy, honesty, and communication in dating and marriage; testing for and disclosure of STDs; abortion, sex education, sex work, and sexuality.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Dating Ethics
Case Studyp. 3
Traditional Sourcesp. 4
Contemporary Sourcesp. 6
Responses: Seeing Each Other and Seeing Ourselves: Jewish Ethical Dating in the Modern Agep. 9
Doing What Is Right and Goodp. 16
Sex, Truth, and Ethical Communicationp. 23
Holy Uncertainty: Judaism and Datingp. 28
Sexual Consequences
Case Studyp. 37
Traditional Sourcesp. 38s
Contemporary Sourcesp. 40
Responses: Building a Framework for Sexual Decision Makingp. 46
Making Meaning and Finding Morality in a Sexualized Worldp. 53
Protect and Respectp. 61
Sex Work and Pornography
Case Studyp. 75
Traditional Sourcesp. 76
Contemporary Sourcesp. 78
Responses: The Realities and Ethics of Sex Work: An Interview with Ron Jeremyp. 82
The Sex of Work, The Work of Sexp. 91
Deconstructing the Commercial Sex Trade Industryp. 98
Sex Work: Whose Choice?p. 105
Sexual Negotiation
Case Studyp. 113
Traditional Sourcesp. 114
Contemporary Sourcesp. 117
Responses: Negotiating Orgasm: Spirituality and the Sexual Experiencep. 121
Sex in the Structure of the Brain and the Biblep. 127
A Bit of Heaven Here on Earthp. 133
Conclusion: The Ethics of Sexp. 141
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 145
Editors and Contributorsp. 147
Indexp. 152
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