22 episodes

Do you have unanswered questions about Judaism, sexuality and intimacy?

Do you want your children to get a better sex education than you received, but lack the language or tools to provide it?

Do you want to improve and enhance intimacy in your marriage, but aren’t sure how to go about it?

Do you wonder about how Judaism views various aspects of sexuality?

Do you have questions or issues that you would like to address – either in Jewish law or regarding sexuality – but there is no one you feel comfortable asking?

Our monthly podcast, INTIMATE JUDAISM, addresses intimacy and healthy sexuality in the context of Jewish family life. We raise conflicts and challenges and offer candid solutions while remaining firmly within the bounds of Torah and Halacha.

Intimate Judaism: A Jewish Approach to Intimacy, Sexuality, and Relationships Talli Rosenbaum and Rabbi Scott Kahn

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Do you have unanswered questions about Judaism, sexuality and intimacy?

Do you want your children to get a better sex education than you received, but lack the language or tools to provide it?

Do you want to improve and enhance intimacy in your marriage, but aren’t sure how to go about it?

Do you wonder about how Judaism views various aspects of sexuality?

Do you have questions or issues that you would like to address – either in Jewish law or regarding sexuality – but there is no one you feel comfortable asking?

Our monthly podcast, INTIMATE JUDAISM, addresses intimacy and healthy sexuality in the context of Jewish family life. We raise conflicts and challenges and offer candid solutions while remaining firmly within the bounds of Torah and Halacha.

    (20) Love (and Sex) in the Time of Corona

    (20) Love (and Sex) in the Time of Corona

    The Coronavirus has affected how we live, how we work, how we congregate and how we experience touch and intimacy. The world at large has had to renegotiate the common norms of social intimacy with distancing measures that are increasing daily.
    Meanwhile, couples are faced with a new reality: confinement at home, the need to keep children occupied and help them cope with stress and uncertainty, as well as provide comfort and reassurance to one another.
    How do couples navigate their intimate relationships during this time? Midrashic sources point to several times in history where mankind refrained from relations in times of existential crisis , hunger and enslavement. On the other hand, it may be specifically during times of crisis that couples wish to re-affirm their vitality, comfort one another, or even simply relieve tension through sexual relations.
    Join Talli Rosenbaum and Rabbi Scott Kahn in discussing emotional and physical intimacy in the time of Corona.

    • 42 min
    (19) Porn, Fantasy, and Compulsive Sexual Behavior: How Much is Too Much?

    (19) Porn, Fantasy, and Compulsive Sexual Behavior: How Much is Too Much?

    Our sources teach us that lusting after our hearts is prohibited. Yet, sexual curiosity, fantasy, and thinking about sex are part of the developmental process. Therefore, how do we determine how much is too much and what thoughts and behaviors are problematic? Is what may be “bad for your neshama” like viewing porn, necessarily bad for your mental health, and might the battle to guard one’s eyes and control one’s thoughts actually backfire, leading to obsessional thinking and compulsive behaviors?

    • 48 min
    (18) Sex Is Not Something You 'Have'

    (18) Sex Is Not Something You 'Have'

    “Sex is not something you ‘have’ but rather an expression of an intimate and erotic energy that a couple mutually shares.”
    This quote, from the recently released book, I Am For My Beloved: A Guide to Enhanced Intimacy for Married Couples by co-authors Talli Rosenbaum and David Ribner, reflects the theme that a passionate marriage is about cultivating a loving, emotionally intimate relationship.
    In this episode of Intimate Judaism, Rabbi Scott Kahn interviews co-host Talli Rosenbaum, and her co-author Dr. David Ribner about the book, which helps couples improve both their emotional and physical intimate lives. Join Rabbi Scott, David, and Talli, as they discuss the challenges of writing a book about sex for Orthodox Jewish couples, the topics they chose, and the book’s relevance for Jewish couples, regardless of their background. Finally, listen as Talli and David offer suggestions for sustaining passion in a long term, monogamous marriage.

    • 42 min
    (17) Let's Talk About Sexual Pleasure

    (17) Let's Talk About Sexual Pleasure

    Is sexual pleasure considered an important value in Judaism? What place does sex for pleasure have in a healthy marriage? Join Talli and Scott for a frank and open discussion about these and many other questions.

    • 45 min
    (17) Let's Talk About Sexual Pleasure

    (17) Let's Talk About Sexual Pleasure

    Is sexual pleasure considered an important value in Judaism? What place does sex for pleasure have in a healthy marriage? Join Talli and Scott for a frank and open discussion about these and many other questions.

    • 45 min
    (16) Outercourse, Wasting Seed, and Rabbis in the Bedroom

    (16) Outercourse, Wasting Seed, and Rabbis in the Bedroom

    Discussing non-vaginal ejaculation in the context of marriage

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

DGeretz ,

DGeretz

These episodes are so thoughtful and sophisticated. A real kiddush HaShem (glorification of God’s name.) A must listen for anyone within or without Orthodox Judaism who labors under the false impression that Orthodoxy has no relevant message for our times.

T3ddyD33 ,

Much Needed Discussions about a Taboo Topic!

Scott and Talli’s discussions about intimacy and sexuality are a breath of fresh air and honesty in a time when unrestricted pop culture dominates those topics and many religious circles ignore it entirely. If you’re looking for a place to learn about healthy intimacy and sexual development while also getting enlightened about the relevant Jewish concepts and laws, this podcast is the one for you.

Great job Rabbi!

BHKean94 ,

Refreshing

Very enlightening! This podcast has a refreshing and healthy take on Jewish approaches to intimacy.

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