by Deborah Greniman

The Joy of [Orthodox] Sex

Between desire and abstinence

The proceedings of a volatile 2005 conference on sex, sexuality and Modern Orthodoxy are collected in Gender Relationships in Marriage and Out, edited by Rivkah Blau (Yeshiva University Press). Jennie Rosenfeld explains the impetus for the volume in her introduction: “The conflict between living as an Orthodox Jew and simultaneously living in the modern world is acute in the areas of sexuality and relationships… Individuals at all stages of life are struggling.”

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