Sanctity in Sexuality: Is it Possible Today?

Posted by Nechama Goldman Barash on July 16, 2015
Topics: Sexuality, Sexuality

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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?

About Nechama Goldman Barash

Nechama Goldman Barash 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. She is a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha program and has been certified to teach brides before their weddings, as well as qualifying as a sex educator through Yahel and the Eden Center. She also studied for three years in Matan's advanced halakha program, Hilkhata. She teaches contemporary halakha and Talmud at Matan and Pardes, as well as Talmud and women and halakha in Torah V'Avodah (TVA), a Bnei Akiva gap year program based in Matan. She is an active member of Beit Hillel and participates in interfaith dialogue through Roots, based in Gush Etzion, close to where she lives with her family. She is currently working on a book dealing with matters of gender and halakha. Contact: nechamabarash@gmail.com

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