A Celebration of Carnal Israel: Selected Jewish Texts on Sexuality featuring Rabbi Jennifer Jaech, Rabbi of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester
Why would a rabbi teach about sex? Isn't religion about prayer, sacred texts, and righteous living? The Talmud records a story that calls us to reconsider this common assumption. In the story, a student named Kahana hides under the bed of his teacher, Rav, and hears Rav laughing, talking, and having sex with his wife. When Kahana is discovered, Rav tells Kahana to get out of his bedroom. Kahana replies: "This too is Torah and I need to learn" (Berachot 62a). In this interactive program, we will look at texts that reflect "Kahana's Torah." Come prepared to learn and to laugh!