In this lecture we will explore some examples of Jewish guides to marital sexuality from various periods. Among other questions, we will ask what type of written guidance on the marital act was available to Jewish readers through the generations? Did the available guidance regarding the sexual act differ from one generation to the next? If so, how did the historical and cultural context of each generation impact the prescribed rules of sexual conduct? And can we deduce anything from these texts regarding actual behavior in Jewish bedrooms?
Sponsored by: The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies