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Women's Sexuality and Judaism Workshop

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 

Moishe House Philly (RSVP for Center City address)

Details: 

Sorry guys, this workshop is for women only...

Jewish Sex?  An anomaly?  A paradox?  Or, a vital reality.  Jewish law has a range of rules about when to sleep with someone, how to sleep with someone, how not to sleep with someone, and more.  These laws protect a woman’s right to pleasure in bed and work in response to cultivating a sexual appetite grounded in divinity.

This workshop, led by Merissa Nathan Gerson, explores how Judaism and ancient sexual law might change our modern bedroom behavior.  From  sex with kavanah (intention) to never sleeping with anyone while drunk, Jewish law reveals secrets to sprucing up just about every bedroom.   For the secular, the religious, the questioning or the curious, everyone is guaranteed to exit liking sex just a little bit more.

Merissa Nathan Gerson is the author of AskYourYenta.com, an advice column with an occasional Jewish bent. She is a contributing writer to the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles and is presently a student at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.
In 2008, Merissa earned an MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Univeristy in Boulder, CO. She also holds a BA in Women and Gender Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to teaching sex education, STD prevention and AIDS education in high school, she headed the rape prevention initiative in college from 2000-2004. Merissa recently completed a year of writing residencies across the US and has begun teaching sex and sexuality workshops in Jerusalem, Israel where she presently resides.
 

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