As part of the Pardes Summer Evening Series, Nechama Goldman Barash discusses the question of Sanctity in Sexuality: Is it Possible Today? She looks at the issues surrounding premarital and extramarital sex, masturbation and homosexuality. In a world that has 50 shades of gray, can there be sanctity today?
Nechama teaches Rabbinic Literature, Women and Judaism, Medical Ethics, Prophets and Bible at Pardes. She made aliyah from Philadelphia over 20 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and finished a master’s degree in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University, with a thesis on the Beautiful Captive Woman in the Eyes of Chazal. She teaches at a variety of Israeli institutions and is also a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha program. Click here to read more.