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Sex Ed, Up Close and Personal

We think this is a must-listen episode, if we do say so ourselves.

Dr. Talli Rosenbaum commented the other day that a good story was coming up on daf 62, Now, Talli, in her professional capacity, is a psychologist and her field of expertise is sexuality, so I knew it was possible that we were about to discover the very famous story of Rav Kahana hiding out under the marital bed of his teacher, Rav. It’s famous because of his stated defense for having invaded the couple’s privacy: This is Torah too. Indeed it is — and that’s Talli’s additional hat, as one of the hosts of the Intimate Judaism podcast, she – with her co-host, Rabbi Scott Kahn – are teaching exactly this aspect of Torah. If only Rav Kahane could have tuned in to them!

(that’s not all there is in this section of learning by following one’s behavioral model of conduct, but it’s the one people often remember vividly – for good reason)

Plus a theological challenge in God’s punishing response to King David.


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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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