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Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
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Are we still talking about “Unorthodox?”
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
May 12th, 2020
The Netflix series, “Unorthodox”,  has generated a great deal of discussion and debate. Dozens of op-eds and blogs have been published and various Zoom panels created to discuss the authenticity, or lack thereof, of Hassidic life, marital customs, and sexuality. This makes sense, as the intimate lives of Hassidic Jews, particularly as presented in Hollywood -esqe style,  is likely to arouse legitimate curiosity as well as pr …
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Love in the Time of Corona
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
March 25th, 2020
  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. Couples are facing 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. H …
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Do you have a sex addiction?
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
March 2nd, 2020
Our sense of self is largely defined by our system of values and spiritual identity, along with many other aspects of the self, including our physical, cognitive, intellectual, professional and relational parts. We are also sexual human beings, and are wired to be curious about sexuality and to develop an interest and longing for sexual expression.   Religious sources teach that “straying after our hearts and eyes” is prohibited. …
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Sex is not something you have
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
January 30th, 2020
“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.       …
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Episode17: Let's Talk About Sexual Pleasure
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
December 26th, 2019
Is sexual pleasure considered an important value in Judaism? What place does sex for pleasure have in a healthy marriage?  Join Talli and Scott here for a frank and open discussion about these and many other questions. …
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Episode 16: Outercourse, wasting seed, and Rabbis in the bedroom
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
November 12th, 2019
Outercourse refers to sexual activity without intercourse. Couples may want to engage this way to experience alternative lovemaking options, or may need to because intercourse is painful or uncomfortable. Does Jewish law permit couples to choose what they do in the bedroom, even if it consciously involves extra-vaginal ejaculation? Join Talli Rosenbaum and Rabbi Scott Kahn here as they respectfully discuss, and at times debate, this sensitive top …
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When obligatory sex conflicts with human sexual rights
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
October 17th, 2019
The World Association of Sexual Health Congress met recently in Mexico City. Though I was unable to attend due to the Jewish Holidays, I was pleased to receive the following declaration, which discusses pleasure as a basic fundamental right. The statement is as follows: The participants of the 24th World Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health in Mexico City: RECOGNIZE that: Sexual pleasure is the physical and/or psychological satisfa …
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Episode 15: Teshuva as a Guide to Repairing Intimate Relationships
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
October 2nd, 2019
During the month of Tishri, we engage in a process of Tshuva; self-reflection and repentance. Through prayer, we repair our relationships and connect with God, with ourselves, and with those we may have hurt. In this mini episode, join Rabbi Scott Kahn and Talli Rosenbaum as they discuss how the basic elements of the tshuva process can serve as a model for healing and repairing our relationships with ourselves and the significant others in our li …
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Teshuva and Repairing Intimate Relationships
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
October 2nd, 2019
First published in Times of Israel The relationship between God and the Jewish people is dynamic and complex, taking many forms in different contexts and periods. At times, God is referred to as the king and ruler, an object of authority and control whose judgment we fear. At times, He is our father in heaven, from whom we expect nurturing and protection. And some texts, such as the romantic Song of Songs, illustrate God and the Jewish people as …
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Episode 14: Intimate Relationships and Orthodox Singles
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
September 19th, 2019
“It’s not good for man to be alone.” Living a traditional Jewish life implies marriage and raising a family. Sexual intimacy is highly valued, but only within the framework of a marital bond. However, whether due to the “shidduch crisis,” rising divorce rates, or other circumstances, our communities include many individuals who haven’t married, or are widowed or divorced. What are the experiences of singles in …
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