October 10, 2013
Sex + God = Hot + Holy
If you read Keeping the Faith with any regularity, you know I write about sex and faith, a lot. Both are interesting topics and both matter. Sex is wonderful, and being sexual is important, but I am at a point in my life where I am not willing to have sex without love, and I cannot find love without sharing my faith, so I struggle. Throw in that I am a single mother, and beginning a new relationship, and sex becomes complicated.
I am looking for guidance and answers, so I gathered a group of professionals to help. I am very excited about this evening and I hope you will join us. You can’t talk about sex without getting a little racy, and you can’t talk about God without getting a little fired up, so it promises to be a provocative and fun night. I can’t guarantee that it won’t get heated, or the language won't get colorful, but it will not get vulgar.
Rabbi Ed Feinstein is the senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom. He serves on the faculty of the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University, the Wexner Heritage Program, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He lectures widely across the country and is a brilliant and very cool Rabbi. You can learn more about Rabbi Feinstein at vbs.org.
Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew column and blog for the Jewish Journal. It is a values-based take on the entertainment industry. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, British Esquire and The Huffington Post. You can read Danielle's work at jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew.
Whether you are single or married, gay or straight, having sex or wanting sex, you should join us. Regardless of your your religion, or your level of observance, you should join us. We will discuss faith, the presence of sex in our religious teachings, and how to connect the dots to be sexually satisfied while embracing a comfortable and satisfying sexual and religious life. At the end of the day sex matters, God is watching, and a good sex life requires us to keep the faith.
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