Orthodox Women Take On Vagina Monologues, With A Twist

At first-ever gathering of its kind, young religious women stress sex-positive message.

05/17/2016 - 16:13
Staff Writer

Last week, 60 college-aged Orthodox women packed into a Washington Heights apartment to talk about sexual identity, menstruation and vaginas.

The event was inspired by Eve Ensler’s 1996 off-Broadway sensation “The Vagina Monologues." Via

YCT Puts Out New Sexy Podcast

What does the Torah say about the Kama Sutra? A whole lot.

01/27/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Dov Linzer, chief rabbi of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah rabbinical school (YCT), hadn’t heard of the Kama Sutra — until, that is, he researched the topic for a podcast.


Misguided Rabbinical Priorities

12/07/2011 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Nowadays Orthodoxy is all about sex. Immodesty, promiscuity, homosexuality: the public discourse of the Orthodox Jewish world seems disproportionately to take place in the bedroom, the dressing room, and the closet.

Rabbi Mordechai Rackover is associate university chaplain for the Jewish community of Brown University. Twitter: @mrackover

Sex, Lies And ‘The Talk’

11/08/2010 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When my daughter Talia turned 3, I told her about the mommy’s egg and the daddy’s seed, and how the fetus developed inside the uterus, and how the baby emerged nine months later.

And then, for a time, I waited for questions. But Talia, who can pry and prod with the persistence of a reporter, who perceives the slightest shift in my tone, who will stop whatever she’s doing when she detects an “adult” conversation nearby, made no further inquiries.

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