Jewish Sexual Ethics: Unexpected Texts

Kol Rinah and the Center for Jewish Learning of Jewish Federation of St. Louis present a course on:

Jewish Sexual Ethics: Unexpected Texts

CLASS DATES: February 20, February 27, and March 6 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
LOCATION: Kol Rinah, 829 N. Hanley Road, 63130
TUITION: $30
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Rebecca J. Epstein-Levi
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, we will examine some of the more frequently deployed Jewish texts
on sexuality and see what they have to offer and where their limits lie. Then, we will explore other textual
possibilities. What might we learn about sexual health from texts that deal with day-to-day ritual impurity? What might classic tales of rabbinic argumentation tell us about BDSM, risk, and community? And what might a story about a powerful rabbi exempting himself from his own rulings have to say about #MeToo.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Learning and Kol Rinah.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Dr. Rebecca J. Epstein is the Friedman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and her dissertation used rabbinic ritual purity discourse toward a Jewish ethic of sex and public health. She is a practical ethicist who examines
questions of sexual, biomedical, and environmental ethics through a Jewish lens.

To sign -up or for information:
Online registration is preferred at JFedSTL.org/Adult-Education.
You may also pay in person or by mail with a check made out to
Center for Jewish Learning-Jewish Federation of St. Louis
12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Or call Kathy Schmeltz, Resource Assistant,
at 314-442-3761, KSchmeltz@JFedSTL.org.
Dr. Rebecca J. Epstein

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