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Friday, February 14 • 10:25pm - 11:40pm
Sexual Repression and Obsession: Examining the Classical Jewish Sources

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Although the Jewish tradition is generally open-minded regarding sexual behavior within marriage, certain repressive ideas have gained currency over the centuries and have determined sexual attitudes within segments of the Orthodox community. This workshop will claim that the Kitzur Shulkhan Arukh, a popular 19th century halakhic (Jewish legal) work read broadly by Yeshiva High School students, is largely responsible for the dissemination of these ideas.


Chaim Seidler-Feller

Chaim Seidler-Feller recently celebrated his fortieth year of working with students and faculty as the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, and is currently the Director Emeritus. He was ordained in 1971 at Yeshiva University, and has been... Read More →

Doreen Seidler-Feller

Doreen Seidler-Feller earned her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Clinical Psychology in 1980. She serves as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she teaches courses to medical students and residents in Systems Based Healthcare... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2014 10:25pm - 11:40pm
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