Judaism has an overwhelmingly positive attitude toward sex.
Jewish attitudes about non-heterosexual identities have shifted dramatically in recent decades, with sharp differences between the Orthodox and liberal movements.
Debates about the role of women in Jewish life.
Why is birth nestled between dietary restrictions and skin diseases?
Women & Feminism
What the Bible, Talmud and other classic texts say about women and their roles.
Jewish feminist thought seeks to create theological narratives that merge Judaism with feminist values.
What is niddah, or taharat ha mishpacha, and who observes it?
Efforts to make the community more compassionate have stopped short of sanctioning gay relationships.
How much do you know about gender issues in the Jewish past and present?
Why most Orthodox women cover their hair, whether with wigs, hats or scarves.
Considering the role of gender in producing knowledge about Judaism.
The rabbis of the Talmud designated specific female roles and activities, and were wary of women's nature, but they also tempered biblical laws that caused hardships for women.
In the Bible, women are sometimes portrayed as men's equals and other times, as men's subordinates—or property.
Jewish tradition looks favorably on sex and sexuality, given certain conditions.
Most traditional Jewish sources condemn trafficking and prostitution, but some of the messages are mixed.