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Intimacy=In to me, see
Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
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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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Episode 13:Marital Conflict.When couples disagree about religion
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
May 23rd, 2019
What happens when couples disagree over religious observance? When one spouse decides that he or she no longer wants to be observant? Is there a way to reach an understanding? Join Talli and Scott as we discuss these issues on the season finale of Intimate Judaism! To listen to the season finale episode of Intimate Judaism click here …
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Intimacy after abuse
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
May 3rd, 2019
Humans  long for intimacy and are wired to connect. Most individuals desire to experience a meaningful partnership that includes feeling secure, understood and loved.  Physical intimacy provides the opportunity to express that love  with connection, joy, pleasure, satisfaction,  playfulness and sometimes, even as a spiritual connection. Experiencing this  involves  letting go, feeling secure while taking risks, being …
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Episode 12: Monogamy and Exclusivity: Defining, Preventing and Dealing with Betrayal
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
April 10th, 2019
Sexual exclusivity is a core value of Jewish marriage. Extramarital sexual contact – infidelity – represents not only a breach of Jewish law, but also a rupture of the couple’s loyalty and trust. While sexual intercourse with another person is almost universally considered adultrous behavior, how do couples define what they consider to be a betrayal? Is texting, having lunch with a member of the opposite sex, or flirting conside …
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Episode 11: Asexuals, homosexuals and more
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
March 19th, 2019
Talli Rosenbaum and Rabbi Scott Kahn address your questions in this special Q&A episode of Intimate Judaism. Among the issues they deal with are homosexuality and Orthodoxy, Halacha’s attitude toward sterilization via tubal ligation or vasectomy, whether we should encourage our children to talk to kids of the opposite gender, and more. You can listen to the episode here …
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Episode 10: When Taharat Hamishpacha Strains The Marriage
Author: Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum
February 14th, 2019
Many people are taught that following Taharat HaMishpacha – the laws of family purity – keeps a marriage fresh, and adds passion to a couple’s sexual relationship. Often, this is true, but many times, it’s not. Some couples find that Taharat HaMishpacha adds a tremendous strain to their relationship. Are there solutions within Halacha? What should a couple in this situation do? Talli Rosenbaum and Rabbi Scott Kahn speak wi …
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