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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.

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Chaim Seidler-Feller

Chaim Seidler-Feller has been the Executive Director of the Hillel Center at UCLA for thirty-eight years, as well as being director of the Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals. He was ordained in 1971 at Yeshiva University with a Masters in Rabbinic Literature. Chaim is a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA and on the faculty of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. He was... Read More →
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Doreen Seidler-Feller

Doreen Seidler-Feller received her Ph.D from Ohio State in Clinical Psychology in 1980. Since that time she has been associated with the Human Sexuality Training Program at UCLA. For many years she has taught Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy to psychiatry residents. Her clinical practice draws heavily on her expertise in sexual difficulties among distinct populations, including Orthodox Jews and people with illness-related disabilities that... Read More →


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

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