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Sixth & I

Torah Text, Torah Sex

For women in their 20s and 30s

Apr 20, 2016 • 7:00 pm
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When talking about how and where we’ve learned about sex, more often than not, synagogue isn’t the first thought that comes to mind. So much of what we know and think about sex has been informed by the media, the internet, television, and movies.

Consider modern sexual experiences through the lens of ancient Jewish perspectives on sex and gender in a salon-style conversation and text study with writer and educator Merissa Nathan Gerson. We’ll look at what the Torah and Talmud have to say about sex and sexuality, intersex, homosexuality, and pleasure in general. By invoking different and historical lenses to approach the text, you’ll learn to reframe the ancient codes into a modern, sex-positive context.

Nathan Gerson is a DC-raised, LA-based writer and educator who teaches about sex and religion across the country. Her writing has been featured in Playboy Magazine, The Atlantic, Elle.com, Tablet Magazine, and Lilith Magazine, among others. She is also a consultant to the Amazon TV show Transparent.