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The Joy of Text - Jewish Public Media
The Joy of Text - Jewish Public Media

The Joy of Text - Jewish Public Media

Jewish Public Media

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14
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A show about Judaism and sexuality

Latest Episodes

Meeting Your Bashert(Soulmate) on Yom Kipper? (Mishnah Taanit 4:8)

EMeeting your Bashert (Soulmate) on Yom Kipper? We are kicking off the first mini-text episode of the season with a Mishnah in Taanit, which sheds some light on the nature of Yom Kipper with an interesting ancient custom that young, single, Jewish women performed in the times of the Gemara. To learn the text yourself, check out Mishnah Taanit, Perek 4, Mishnah 8, or visit https://www.sefaria.org/Mishnah_Taanit.4.8?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en

9 MIN2 w ago
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Meeting Your Bashert(Soulmate) on Yom Kipper? (Mishnah Taanit 4:8)

The Teshuvah and Guilt Episode

EWith the High Holidays quickly approaching it is time for us to take stock of our year. How should we approach teshuva, repentance, when the misdeeds are complicated and we cannot be confident we will change our future behavior? Is Teshuvah out of the question? Is there a more nuanced way for us to approach these deeds in the coming year? We discuss this subject and much more with our new moderator, Sara Rozner Lawrence. We then welcome our guest, Dr. Rivka Schwartz, Associate Principal of SAR High School, to continue the discussion and to ask – how do issues of shame and guilt around sexual practices that are not in keeping with halakha playout for teens and young adults throughout the year?

44 MINSEP 24
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The Teshuvah and Guilt Episode

Season Finale: The Fact or Fiction Episode, Part 2

EIs it true that Jewish law forbids a couple from having sex when sleeping over in someone else’s home? Is a woman not supposed to initiate sex when she’s in the mood? What does the Talmud say about having sex in front of pets? On the Season 4 finale, we clear up more potential myths and misconceptions with another Fact or Fiction episode. Plus, we bid farewell to moderator Rebecca Honig Friedman.

17 MINJUL 17
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Season Finale: The Fact or Fiction Episode, Part 2

The “S Word” Episode

EIs abstinence before marriage the secret to a great married sex life, or a recipe for sexual difficulties later on? We discuss the value and impact of “saving oneself” for marriage and of other sex and relationship norms of the Orthodox community. Then, the acclaimed author of “I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet,” Leora Tanenbaum discusses the surprising reasons girls get branded with “the S word,” why it’s so dangerous, and why we should rethink our approach to school dress codes. Plus, a listener offers a correction to a previous episode in the Final Word.

44 MINJUN 4
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The “S Word” Episode

On Matzah and Sex (Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:1)

EA text about what can be eaten on the Eve of Passover leads to an interesting analogy: we discuss why the rabbis compare eating matzah before the seder to having premarital sex with one’s betrothed in her father’s house.

10 MINAPR 11
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On Matzah and Sex (Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:1)

Why Cross-Dressing on Purim is Kosher (Shulchan Aruch 6:96)

EAccording to Jewish law, cross-dressing is considered a Biblical prohibition. So why is it permitted on Purim? We discuss some of the relevant sources and their implications for trans Jews on this mini text episode.

8 MINMAR 20
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Why Cross-Dressing on Purim is Kosher (Shulchan Aruch 6:96)

The What If My Kids See Me Naked Episode

EYikes! What’s a parent to do if your kid walks in on you naked? How old is too old for parents to see their kids unclothed? On this episode, we discuss what psychology and halacha have to say about these sensitive issues and how to help your kids develop a healthy body image. The answers might surprise you!Plus we speak with a yeshiva day school graduate about her experience working as a salesperson and educator in a sex toy shop. And, finally, we answer listener criticism about our recent episode on hair covering in the Final Word.

43 MINMAR 13
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The What If My Kids See Me Naked Episode

Having Sex For the First Time on Shabbat (Ketubot 5b-6a) – Mini Text Episode

EA classic Talmudic discussion about having first-time sex on Shabbat is often taught to adolescent yeshiva students. What effect might this explicit, technical text have on their emerging sexuality? We read the passage and discuss on this mini text episode of The Joy of Text.

9 MINFEB 5
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Having Sex For the First Time on Shabbat (Ketubot 5b-6a) – Mini Text Episode

The Hair Covering and Kabbalah Episode

EOn this episode* we answer a listener question about women’s hair covering,changing norms, and the connection between hair and “erva” (nakedness). Then we talk about sexuality in Kabbalah with Dr. Sharon Faye Koren, author ofForsaken: The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, whodiscusses why sex plays a central role in Kabbalistic thought andwhy medieval Kabbalismwas, despite this,exclusively a boys’ club. And, a listener shares a personal story of childbirth and spousal support in The Final Word. This episode is sponsored by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Maze Woman’s Health, and JOFA – the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. It was produced and edited by Rebecca Honig Friedman and recorded by Mike Hurst. *This episode was edited from a previous version.

40 MIN2018 DEC 17
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The Hair Covering and Kabbalah Episode

Rav Hisda’s Seduction Advice to His Daughters (Tractate Shabbat 140B)

EIn what could be the first parent-child sex talk on record, Rav Hisda gives his daughters advice about how to increase their husband’s desire during sex. Or is it the benefits of being modest? We discuss the different interpretations of this cryptic text and the continued relevance of its lessons.

9 MIN2018 NOV 15
Comments
Rav Hisda’s Seduction Advice to His Daughters (Tractate Shabbat 140B)

Latest Episodes

Meeting Your Bashert(Soulmate) on Yom Kipper? (Mishnah Taanit 4:8)

EMeeting your Bashert (Soulmate) on Yom Kipper? We are kicking off the first mini-text episode of the season with a Mishnah in Taanit, which sheds some light on the nature of Yom Kipper with an interesting ancient custom that young, single, Jewish women performed in the times of the Gemara. To learn the text yourself, check out Mishnah Taanit, Perek 4, Mishnah 8, or visit https://www.sefaria.org/Mishnah_Taanit.4.8?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en

9 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Meeting Your Bashert(Soulmate) on Yom Kipper? (Mishnah Taanit 4:8)

The Teshuvah and Guilt Episode

EWith the High Holidays quickly approaching it is time for us to take stock of our year. How should we approach teshuva, repentance, when the misdeeds are complicated and we cannot be confident we will change our future behavior? Is Teshuvah out of the question? Is there a more nuanced way for us to approach these deeds in the coming year? We discuss this subject and much more with our new moderator, Sara Rozner Lawrence. We then welcome our guest, Dr. Rivka Schwartz, Associate Principal of SAR High School, to continue the discussion and to ask – how do issues of shame and guilt around sexual practices that are not in keeping with halakha playout for teens and young adults throughout the year?

44 MINSEP 24
Comments
The Teshuvah and Guilt Episode

Season Finale: The Fact or Fiction Episode, Part 2

EIs it true that Jewish law forbids a couple from having sex when sleeping over in someone else’s home? Is a woman not supposed to initiate sex when she’s in the mood? What does the Talmud say about having sex in front of pets? On the Season 4 finale, we clear up more potential myths and misconceptions with another Fact or Fiction episode. Plus, we bid farewell to moderator Rebecca Honig Friedman.

17 MINJUL 17
Comments
Season Finale: The Fact or Fiction Episode, Part 2

The “S Word” Episode

EIs abstinence before marriage the secret to a great married sex life, or a recipe for sexual difficulties later on? We discuss the value and impact of “saving oneself” for marriage and of other sex and relationship norms of the Orthodox community. Then, the acclaimed author of “I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet,” Leora Tanenbaum discusses the surprising reasons girls get branded with “the S word,” why it’s so dangerous, and why we should rethink our approach to school dress codes. Plus, a listener offers a correction to a previous episode in the Final Word.

44 MINJUN 4
Comments
The “S Word” Episode

On Matzah and Sex (Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:1)

EA text about what can be eaten on the Eve of Passover leads to an interesting analogy: we discuss why the rabbis compare eating matzah before the seder to having premarital sex with one’s betrothed in her father’s house.

10 MINAPR 11
Comments
On Matzah and Sex (Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:1)

Why Cross-Dressing on Purim is Kosher (Shulchan Aruch 6:96)

EAccording to Jewish law, cross-dressing is considered a Biblical prohibition. So why is it permitted on Purim? We discuss some of the relevant sources and their implications for trans Jews on this mini text episode.

8 MINMAR 20
Comments
Why Cross-Dressing on Purim is Kosher (Shulchan Aruch 6:96)

The What If My Kids See Me Naked Episode

EYikes! What’s a parent to do if your kid walks in on you naked? How old is too old for parents to see their kids unclothed? On this episode, we discuss what psychology and halacha have to say about these sensitive issues and how to help your kids develop a healthy body image. The answers might surprise you!Plus we speak with a yeshiva day school graduate about her experience working as a salesperson and educator in a sex toy shop. And, finally, we answer listener criticism about our recent episode on hair covering in the Final Word.

43 MINMAR 13
Comments
The What If My Kids See Me Naked Episode

Having Sex For the First Time on Shabbat (Ketubot 5b-6a) – Mini Text Episode

EA classic Talmudic discussion about having first-time sex on Shabbat is often taught to adolescent yeshiva students. What effect might this explicit, technical text have on their emerging sexuality? We read the passage and discuss on this mini text episode of The Joy of Text.

9 MINFEB 5
Comments
Having Sex For the First Time on Shabbat (Ketubot 5b-6a) – Mini Text Episode

The Hair Covering and Kabbalah Episode

EOn this episode* we answer a listener question about women’s hair covering,changing norms, and the connection between hair and “erva” (nakedness). Then we talk about sexuality in Kabbalah with Dr. Sharon Faye Koren, author ofForsaken: The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, whodiscusses why sex plays a central role in Kabbalistic thought andwhy medieval Kabbalismwas, despite this,exclusively a boys’ club. And, a listener shares a personal story of childbirth and spousal support in The Final Word. This episode is sponsored by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Maze Woman’s Health, and JOFA – the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. It was produced and edited by Rebecca Honig Friedman and recorded by Mike Hurst. *This episode was edited from a previous version.

40 MIN2018 DEC 17
Comments
The Hair Covering and Kabbalah Episode

Rav Hisda’s Seduction Advice to His Daughters (Tractate Shabbat 140B)

EIn what could be the first parent-child sex talk on record, Rav Hisda gives his daughters advice about how to increase their husband’s desire during sex. Or is it the benefits of being modest? We discuss the different interpretations of this cryptic text and the continued relevance of its lessons.

9 MIN2018 NOV 15
Comments
Rav Hisda’s Seduction Advice to His Daughters (Tractate Shabbat 140B)