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(apologies to those who aren’t living in new york city – this is an event announcement) (it seems like there are many more radical purim extravaganzas going on all over the country, though, and i’m posting this announcement in part to encourage folks to think big and exciting for next year…) this year’s eighth-or-so edition […]

From an interview I did with Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of Best Sex Writing 2008, about my essay in that book: Amy Andre has a master’s degree in human sexuality studies from San Francisco State University. She works as a sex educator and writer. What inspired your article “The Study of Sex?” I’m actually the […]

for poetry month (why april, by the way? ‘the cruelest month’? ‘with his shoures soote’? please.), here’s the text of a talk by irena klepfisz – a fantastic poet in yiddish, english, and both at once, as well as an insightful essayist and deeply committed radical – from a 2006 conference at barnard college called “Jewish Women Changing America: Cross-Generational Conversations”. at the bottom is a poem from one of klepfisz’s books. a complete transcript of the “Changing Culture” panel that klepfisz spoke on (and the rest of the conference) is available online here.

I recently interviewed Jay Michaelson on Nehirim and his new book, God in Your Body. You can read an adapted excerpt from his book in the post below. Nehirim will be hosting their 2007 Spiritual Retreat from May 18-20, 2007 at the Elat Chayyim / Isabella Freedman in Falls Village, CT. I’ll be teaching/facilitating workshops […]

Constructing a Jewish Sex Ethic

In: LGBTQ, Sex, Sexuality, Spirituality

adapted from Jay Michaelson’s, God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness and Embodied Spiritual Practice (Jewish Lights, 2007) I once heard a modest man bemoan the fact that it is human nature to have physical pleasure from sex. He preferred that there be no feeling of pleasure at all, so that he could have sex solely […]


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