Gender & Sexuality
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?
Jews Around the Globe
Beta Israel women in Ethiopian villages were inactive in public and were in charge of the domestic sphere.
How a Jewish grandmother forever changed America's ideas of sexual education and literacy.
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.
Consumption of adult materials may run afoul of several principles in Jewish law.
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.
This progressive Passover custom is surprisingly misunderstood.
Heterosexual couples have much to learn from gay ones when it comes to designing their wedding ceremony.
Beliefs & Practices
Ritual immersion in a natural body of water.