By Danya Ruttenberg
In this particular choice of essays, a few of today’s smartest Jewish thinkers discover a huge diversity of basic questions as a way to stability old culture and smooth sexuality.
In the previous couple of many years a few factors—post-modernism, feminism, queer liberation, and more—have introduced dialogue of sexuality to the fore, and with it an entire new set of questions that problem known traditions and methods of pondering. For Jews of all backgrounds, this has usually resulted in an unsatisfied standoff among culture and sexual empowerment.
Yet as The Passionate Torah illustrates, it really is of serious significance to work out past this obvious clash if Jews are to embody either their non secular ideals and their sexuality. With incisive essays from modern rabbis, students, thinkers, and writers, this assortment not just surveys the demanding situations that sexuality poses to Jewish trust, but additionally bargains clean new views and insights at the altering position of sexuality inside of Jewish theology—and Jewish lives. protecting themes corresponding to monogamy, inter-faith relationships, reproductive know-how, homosexuality, and a bunch of different hot-button concerns, those writings examine how modern Jews can interact themselves, their household, and their culture in a manner that’s either attractive and sanctified.
Seeking to deepen the Jewish dialog approximately sexuality, The Passionate Torah brings jointly amazing thinkers in an try and bridge the space among the sacred and the sexual.
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.