52 posts categorized "Rabbis & Sex"

August 16, 2015: The Holy Blow Job And Other Tales Of Kabbalistic Healing
Comments: 50 | Categories: Halakha , History , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
Amid the well-known asceticism and rituals of Rabbi Isaac Luria, better known as the Ari, and his followers – like the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers all Jewish denominations say every Friday afternoon – are some lesser-known segulot and tikkunim (signs/amulets and...

August 14, 2015: And Your People Were Holy? Adultery, Concubines And Affairs With Non-Jewish Women
Comments: 23 | Categories: History , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
"…Jewish men commonly kept Jewish and non-Jewish concubines in Moslem Spain and later in Christian Spain. The challenges that these relationships posed to the rabbinic leadership were complex. Prolonged affairs, even with Gentile women, were religiously and morally reprehensible. At...

August 11, 2015: Ladies, Are You Having Fertility Troubles? Try This Rabbinic Recipe For Baby Success On For Size
Comments: 56 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
Ladies, you can even choose what sex your child will be – as long as you make sure to keep your eyes on the ball. Rabbi Natan Slifkin writes: What's the strangest segulah you've ever heard of? Last week, I...

July 20, 2015: Report: Head Of Zionist Orthodox Women's Seminary Tricks About 100 Women Into Having Sex With Him
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Around 100 women claim they were enticed into relationships with a married, Zionist Orthodox man who tricked them into believing he was an IDF officer. "He sent us all pictures from Gaza, asking us to pray for him, and he...

July 19, 2015: Leading Breslov Rabbi Says No More Meetings With Women Because A Rabbi’s Temptation To Sin With Them Is Too Strong
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"The evil inclination of rabbis is even greater than that of other people," Rabbi Shalom Arush said, adding that he will not see women in person anymore, even if they are accompanied by their husbands. Above: Rabbi Shalom Arush Leading...

July 12, 2015: Rabbi Marc Schneier Allegedly To Resign From Synagogue He Founded, Move To Israel, Source Says
Comments: 27 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
Rabbi Marc Schneier will allegedly become a real estate broker in Israel because the board of his tony Hamptons Modern Orthodox synagogue has allegedly asked him to leave. Above: Rabbi Marc Schneier Rabbi Marc Schneier To Resign From Synagogue He...

June 12, 2015: Rabbi Expelled By RCA Blaims US Mail Snafu For Expulsion As RCA Appears To Fudge The Facts
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
“The Rabbinical Council of America Executive Committee reviewed the facts presented to it regarding the conduct of Rabbi Marc Schneier and voted to expel him from his membership,” said the statement form Rabbi Mark Dratch, the RCA’s executive vice president....

June 5, 2015: Rabbi Marc Schneier Allegedly Kicked Out Of The RCA Over Affair With Congregant
Comments: 24 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
Rabbi Marc Schneier, the prominent co-founder and head of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and a top Modern Orthodox congregational rabbinic leader in Manhattan and the Hamptons, was reportedly expelled earlier this year from the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA)...

January 22, 2015: The Orthodox Sex Guru
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
…“She’d just found out what and where her clitoris is, after her third child,” Marcus said. “She’d told her OB-GYN that she was having pain,” and during their conversation he informed her about her anatomy. Merely having this basic knowledge...

December 18, 2014: Rabbi Who Equated Child Sex Abuse To Having Diarrhea Makes New Film On The Kabbalistic Take On Sexual Intimacy
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Film , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex
Rabbi Manis Friedman, the Chabad rabbi and shaliach (emissary) who called for collective punishment and genocide against Israel's enemies (the Moment Magazine incident) and compared being sexually abused or raped as a child to having a case of diarrhea, is...

November 11, 2014: Chovevei Torah Rabbi Says Haredi View Of Sex, Not Criminal Rabbis, Behind Abuse Coverups
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"…In order to make some sense of this community’s abhorrent and cavalier attitude toward sexual violence it is important to emphasize a basic distinction: the difference between sex, something physical which we do instinctively, and eros, an emotion which has...

October 23, 2014: Would Alleged Voyeur Rabbi's Illegal Behavior Have Been Stopped By Making His Wife Into His Own Personal Web Cam Girl?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"…Boteach misses a crucial point: the alleged objects of Freundel’s gratification were women who did not consent. In fact, voyeurism is not so much about finding “new flesh,” but about autonomy and control. The “object” of a voyeur’s gratification has...

October 21, 2014: Top Haredi Pol Lashes Out At Secular Jerusalem Mayor For Kissing Man On The Cheek In Greeting
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Rabbis & Sex
Israel’s former Deputy Minister of Health, Rabbi and Member of Knesset Yaakov Litzman, a Gur hasid, lashed out at Jerusalem's secular mayor for kissing aanother Gur hasid's cheeks in greeting. Gur has a long series of bizarre, extreme sexual takanot...

October 12, 2014: Jewish Law Was Cited As A Defense During President Clinton’s Lewinsky Scandal
Comments: 63 | Categories: Halakha , History , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
An email sent to Hillary Clinton’s domestic-policy adviser Ruby Shamir during the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1999 cites Jewish law as a defense for Clinton’s husband’s sexual encounter with Lewinsky in the Oval Office of the White House. Above: Monica...

September 19, 2014: Czech Chief Rabbi Caught In Alleged Sex Scandal
Comments: 37 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex
Rabbi Karol Sidon allegedly is having an affair with a young woman he converted to Judaism. Sidon is 72-years-old and married. The woman is in her 20s. Sidon was forced out as chief rabbi but is fighting to get his...

July 1, 2014: Skvere Hasidim CENSOR The Torah
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Books , Haredim , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
Skvere hasidim from New Square, New York have published a CENSORED Chumash (FIve Books of Moses; the Torah; the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible) for girls that removes the first two pashiyot – perhaps because they deal with...

March 27, 2014: Haredim, Halakha & Sex: "It Is Better To Be Killed Than To Shake The Hand Of A Woman"
Comments: 32 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"…In the business world a handshake is considered the standard greeting for both men and women. Since one is not allowed to touch a woman as an expression of affection, a question arises if shaking hands with a woman in...

March 13, 2014: Haredi Newspaper Pushes Orgasms
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Rabbis & Sex
How did a hasidic newspaper get in the business of pushing "orgasm bags"? Gur (Gerrer) hasidim is arguably the most sexually restrictive hasidic group in the world. It has a myriad of bizarre sexual restrictions, including a complete ban on...

March 12, 2014: London Haredi Modesty Squad Issues Purim Warning
Comments: 26 | Categories: Haredim , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
Separate men from women and boys from girls, a London haredi modesty squad warns, to prevent drunken Jews from having illicit sex. Please click to enlarge: [Hat Tip: D.O.]

January 26, 2014: Hasidim And S & M: Visiting Dungeons Of Pain And Sex
Comments: 48 | Categories: Haredim , Rabbis & Sex
A sex worker who wields a whip talks about her alleged hasidic clients. Gothamist has a story of a woman who worked in two S&M dungeons around the Herald Square area in New York City who wrote briefly about her...

December 24, 2013: Rabbis, Girls – Even Orthodox Girls – Just Want To Have Fun, Orthodox Sex Educator Says
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"The prevalent discourse in the religious public, both before and after the wedding, is 'give it to him even if you don't feel like it,' 'make it possible, go with the flow.' That's the worst thing. It makes a woman...

December 11, 2013: Orthodox "Slowly Lifting" "Taboo" Against Female Masturbation
Comments: 62 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
Orthodoxy is slowly accepting the fact that women masturbate and that this masturbation can be a positive thing that should be encouraged, an Orthodox sex therapist says. Orthodoxy is slowly accepting the fact that women masturbate and that this masturbation...

October 31, 2013: Haredi, Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Oppose HPV Vaccine Over Modesty Fears
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
“There’s certainly no place for such a vaccination in a religious school, since it rests on the fundamental assumption that the girls are steeped in the sins of Western culture, in which girls give their bodies to men and don’t...

October 1, 2013: Gur Rebbe Forbids Men To Dance On Simchat Torah With Their Little Children On Their Shoulders, Allegedly Because It May Be Sexually Arousing For The Men
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex
On the day before Simchat Torah, Gur (also known as Ger or Gerrer) hasidim were told that adults would no longer be allowed to dance with little children on their shoulders – even their own little children – to avoid...

May 31, 2013: Is This Ruling Against Oral Sex Real? Or Is It The Best Parody Ever?
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , Rabbis & Sex
"Recently it became known to me that there are those who place their mouths during sexual relations on the "unmentionable place," or those who tell their wives to do so, and we find at times lices and 'worms', Heaven forbid,...

April 11, 2013: Head Of KSA Kosher Allegedly Frequented Strip Clubs And Prostitutes, Had Multiple Affairs, Embezzled And Stole Money, Lawsuit Says
Comments: 53 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Rabbis & Sex
A son-in-law of the head of KSA (Kosher Supervision of America) alleges his father-in-law Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon (a former Chabad emissary and rabbi of an Orthodox synagogue, along with heading KSA) visited strip clubs, cavorted with strippers and prostitutes and...

January 2, 2013: Cops Nab Two In Haredi Extortion Scheme
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Rabbis & Sex
Israeli Police have arrested two men for extorting and blackmailing haredi men who party at Amsterdam, a decadent Tel Aviv nightclub popular with haredim looking for a forbidden release from their restrictive communities. Cops Nab Two In Haredi Extortion Scheme...

October 31, 2012: London Haredi Sex And Rape Scandal, Continued
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex
The Times of Israel has posted a long article on the alleged London haredi rape and sex abuse scandal. The problem is that the Times of Israel fails to cite the two bloggers who broke the story along with the...

October 9, 2012: IDF Rabbi Caught In Porn Scandal
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex
The IDF's Military Advocate General Corps is deliberating which measures to take against an officer from the Military Rabbinate, who was caught visiting porn websites. The officer allegedly used a computer issued to a more junior officer under his command,...

October 3, 2012: A Jewish History Of Sleep
Comments: 25 | Categories: Halakha , History , Rabbis & Sex
How the way humans used to sleep impacted the history of Jewish prayer. Updated at 1:16 am CDT 10-4-2012 David K. Randall writes in the New York Times: …One of the first signs that the emphasis on a straight eight-hour...

September 10, 2012: State-Funded Ritual Baths Bar Single Women To Prevent Extra-Marital Sex
Comments: 36 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"The bottom line is that we are asking state-funded authorities to refrain from becoming involved in women’s personal reasons for wanting to immerse themselves in a mikva, and to recognize that each woman has the right to choose for herself.”...

July 18, 2012: Hasidic Rebbe Allegedly Caught Cavorting With Much Younger Naked Woman
Comments: 102 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Rabbis & Sex
The rebbe was discovered when a visiting hasid climbed up to the rebbe’s window to peer in. He was shocked to see his rebbe – who was supposed to be like an angel and extremely close to God – cavorting...

July 15, 2012: Exclusive: The Chabad Chief Rabbi And The Prostitute?
Comments: 123 | Categories: Chabad , Court Jews , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Rabbis & Sex
A recording is purportedly made of Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chabad's 'chief rabbi' of Russia, having phone sex with a prostitute. Is it really him? Lazar tells me it isn't. But there's more to the story. Someone, I don't know who,...

March 15, 2012: VIDEO: The Chabad Rabbi And The Prostitute
Comments: 218 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Rabbis & Sex
A Chabad shaliach in the Former Soviet Union has a pornographic liaison with a prostitute caught on videotape. Rabbi Noach Kamenetsky of Barnaul, Altay, FSU caught on videotape having sex with a prostitute – while wearing his yarmulke. Here's the...

February 11, 2012: Chabad Rabbis Tell Hasidim To Marry Younger
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Rabbis & Sex
Too many Chabadniks leave the movement or leave Orhodoxy altogether in the years following basic yeshiva study and marriage. So Chabad rabbis tell hasidim that the marriage age must be made younger to keep youth from straying. The logic? It's...

February 8, 2012: Zionist Orthodox Schools To Teach Sex Ed
Comments: 9 | Categories: Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex
The new course, titled "Home, education and family," will deal with contraception, premarital relationships, modesty and the status of women. It is also to deal with "family purity," or the Jewish law that addresses married couples' conduct during menstruation. Religious...

February 7, 2012: Gerrer Hasidim And Sex
Comments: 69 | Categories: Haredim , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"This view dictates the strict separation between the sexes in this hasidic sect, and primarily the practices of prishut [separation] that guide the relationship between spouses in this society, which is unparalleled in other ultra-Orthodox groups. Hasidism is doing more...

December 9, 2011: YU "Sex" Scandal
Comments: 65 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
The scandal surrounding the YU beacon's publication of a Stern College student's alleged account of a sexual liaison with a YU boy demonstrates the immaturity of the YU's rabbis and of its student council. Here are the facts: • The...

November 17, 2011: Rabbi Mordechai Tendler Loses – Again
Comments: 45 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex
Court rules that Tendler's demand to know the identity of anonymous bloggers who reported on Tendler's clergy sex abuse is rejected. Rabbi Mordechai Tendler For the second time, a court has rejected Rabbi Mordechai Tendler's attempt to out anonymous bloggers...

September 15, 2011: New York Post Sued Over XXX Rabbi Videos
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex
A Long Island rabbi is suing his ex-wife and the New York Post over the publication of sordid sex tapes that allegedly show him cavorting with prostitutes after a Sabbath service. New York Post sued over 'randy rabbi' videos Jessica...

July 7, 2011: Ultra-Orthodox Swingers
Comments: 57 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Rabbis & Sex
Yishai goes to strtp clubs and swingers parties and hires escorts. After years of this behavior he tells his wife, Michal. And then he gets Michal to join him at the clubs and the parties. Now Michal – who has...

April 10, 2011: A New Brooklyn Kol Koreh And Ban
Comments: 59 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Rabbis & Sex
Rabbis ban specific lectures and pamphlets on sexual issues.

January 5, 2011: Sexual Guilt
Comments: 39 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
A new study performed by Bar-Ilan University has found that religious teens who are compelled to watch pornographic images are afterwards haunted by guilt and self-deprecation. Study probes religious teens' sexual guilt Researchers hear descriptions of crippling self-loathing from youths...

December 18, 2008: Under A Coat Of Red: A Hasidic Woman's View Of Sex
Comments: 97 | Categories: Haredim , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"When I was seventeen years old I discovered my vagina…" Under a Coat of Red I lean towards the mirror, painting my lips with bright red lipstick, blotting carefully, watchful of my own reflection as I attempt to fashion a...

September 23, 2008: Haredi Newspapers Refuse to Print Picture or Full Name of Israel's Foreign Minister – Tzipi Livni Asked To Form Next Government
Comments: 45 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
…`Syria calls her the "Mossad beauty." But ultra-orthodox Jewish newspapers in Israel won't print Tzipi Livni's picture or her name, for reasons… … of religious modesty. We might write 'Mrs. T. Livni' or just 'Mrs. Livni,' but the name Tzipi...

November 29, 2007: Rabbis and Sex
Comments: 41 | Categories: Rabbis & Sex
Ruthie Blum interviews former Hollywood screenwriter turned currently brainwashed BT Tzvi Fishman about his affiliation with haredi pseudo-kabbalist Rabbi Eliahu Leon Levi. In the interview, Fishman cites the Zohar as if it were a real text with unquestioned authenticity and...

November 26, 2007: Beware A Woman's Tongue, Rabbi Says
Comments: 36 | Categories: Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
Gotta love rabbis. Ynet reports: Rabbi Yoav Malka deals with the instruction in Pirkei Avot to keep conversation with the woman to a minimum. Malka explains that a man must be careful not to be overly-influenced by his wife: "Women's...

November 14, 2007: Child Marriage In Ancient Judaism
Comments: 26 | Categories: Humor , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Monsey Tzaddik writes in response to a comment from Renee: "The reason that our Rabbis stress the importance of the Oral Law...and Rivka exemplified exceptional modesty as she veiled herself upon seeing Yitzcack (Observance of family laws)." You stupid...

July 6, 2007: Judaism's Own Untouchables – The Sexual Gift That Never Stops Giving
Comments: 149 | Categories: BTs , Chabad , Ethics , Halakha , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Outreach , Rabbis & Sex
Writing on Jewschool, David Kelsey points out what would be the biggest stumbling block to recruiting new ba'alei teshuva – if the BTs knew about it. For the most part, potential BTs do not know. I think it's time to...

June 11, 2007: Haredi Rabbis Curse Gay Pride Marchers And Police – "They Will Never Be Cleansed From Their Sins"
Comments: 47 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Rabbis & Sex
Ha'aretz reports: The ultra-Orthodox rabbinical court, Haredi Badatz [Yerushalyim], placed a "curse" Sunday on the participants in the upcoming Gay Pride parade scheduled to take place next week in Jerusalem. The court also cursed the police officers who will be...



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