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What The Talmud Talks About When It Talks About Sex

March 30, 2016
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What The Talmud Says When It Talks Dirty

Who knew that medieval rabbis had so much to say about sex? The Talmudic sages compared the size of their “limbs,” mandated that couples engage in foreplay, and decided how often husbands of various professions should have sex. The writer Maggie Anton (perhaps best known for her trilogy Rashi’s Daughters)…

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The 6 Genders of the Talmud

November 9, 2015
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The 6 Genders of the Talmud

If you want to smash the gender binary (by, for example, giving transpeople a comfortable…

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The Next Darwin Is a Jew Named Jeremy England

October 26, 2015
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The Next Darwin is this 33-Year-Old Jewish Biophysicist

Question: What does the Talmud have in common with the laws of thermodynamics and natural…

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A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

September 8, 2014
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A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

Imagine a digital wonderland where every Jewish text…

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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

June 25, 2014
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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

Tefillin, or phylacteries, are the black leather straps…

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The Talmud of Star Trek

May 26, 2014
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The Talmud says that killing a single person…

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Ben Sorer U’Moreh

August 1, 2012
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Think kids today have trouble with authority? The Torah (Deuteronomy 21:18)…

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Smells, and Other Signs of Love

July 19, 2012
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Scientists believe that there has been an evolutionary decline in the…

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The Fifteen Commandments

May 25, 2012
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“All pay heed!” cries Mel Brooks, playing Moses in History…

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Sinbad in the Talmud

April 25, 2012
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The Talmudic sage Rabbah bar bar Hana got around. Unlike…

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Rabbi Cleopatra

March 10, 2012
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There are all sorts of strange cameos and…

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The King’s Wand

March 7, 2012
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One of the Talmud‘s oddest discussions has to be the…

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