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Orthosexuality Orthosexuality
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Elli Fischer | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Addressing a trend toward greater openness about sexuality in the Modern Orthodox community, Elli Fischer reminds us, in an article first published December 19, 2011, that Judaism has never treated sex as a taboo subject.
Good Girl Gone Bad Good Girl Gone Bad
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Margot Lurie | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Among the highlights from our archives is this reflection on Herman Wouk's "plucky, unlucky" heroine Marjorie Morningstar by former editor Margot Lurie, first published October 18, 2010.
The Voice That Speaks in My Soul The Voice That Speaks in My Soul
Friday, March 8, 2013 by Susan Taubes | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Echoing Kafka in this 1949 letter of protest to a domineering male, Susan Taubes writes: "I can no more keep to the laws of the Bible than I can cross myself or take the sacrament."
Vayigash: Bound Together
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Torah Talk with Michael Carasik | Jewish Ideas Daily » Weekly Portions

Two biblical expressions for love—one of which will lead us to a surprising place. (Click here for source sheet.) Download | Duration: 00:09:53
Renaissance Men Renaissance Men
Monday, November 5, 2012 by Adina M. Yoffie | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Hugo Grotius. Isaac Abravanel. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.  These are not names normally mentioned in the same breath, but taken together, their experiences with and thoughts regarding interfaith encounters are instructive.
Is Romantic Love a Jewish Value? Is Romantic Love a Jewish Value?
Friday, August 3, 2012 by Ben Greenfield | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Today is the happiest day in the Hebrew calendar.  According to the Mishnah, Tu b’Av (the 15th of the month of Av) was a joyous occasion on which the unmarried women of ancient Jerusalem would dance in the vineyards, hoping to find a match.
Good Girl Gone Bad Good Girl Gone Bad
Monday, October 18, 2010 by Margot Lurie | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Fifty-five years ago, a star was born: plucky, lucky Marjorie Morningstar, the "American Everygirl who happens to be Jewish." At least, that's how Time described her. Today, depending on whom you ask, Herman Wouk's 1955 novel, Marjorie Morningstar, is either the story of the romantic awakening of a blue-eyed Jewish beauty or a cautionary tale about what happens when you stray too far from your origins.
Editors' Picks
A Love Letter from God Jonathan Sacks, Jewish Press. "In giving the Torah to Israel, God was not asserting His power, dominance or lordship over Israel.  He was declaring His love."
Love and Death at Auschwitz Ofer Aderet, Haaretz. It was decades before the Israeli woman opened the diary written by her first love, who died at Auschwitz.  Now, aged 88, she has done so. 
Amos Hakham’s Song , Seforim Blog. “The love portrayed in the Song of Songs is untainted and pure. It is entirely within the bounds of that which is appropriate, permissible, and accepted”: the distinct scholarly voice of the recently deceased “most popular man in Israel.”
Equal Rights for . . . Heterosexuals? Mayrav Saar, New York Post. Spouses aren’t property, divorces are easier—Jewish same-sex marriages are leaving some heterosexual couples jealous.
Cherchez l'homme Margot Lurie, Tablet. Simone de Beauvoir's affair with the American Jewish novelist Nelson Algren gave her everything she never got from Sartre.