Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sex with the Rabbi

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein ought to be praised by every Jewish leader. He is doing what just about everyone else fails to do: he addresses sex-ed head-on, with exactly the people who need to hear it.

Recently profiled in The New York Times, Lookstein, who is the head of the Ramaz school, teaches an 18-class course of sex-ed to high school sophomores.

I'm curious to know how these kids do later on in life, in terms of marriage stability.


  1. First off, I want to applaud you for confronting this issue. Your points are well taken, but it doesn't just come down to sexual repression so much as *emotional* repression. We find it very hard to touch, to pet, to assuage fears from the heart, to cry other than bitterly, and to laugh loudly and fully. We're too in-the-mind, too removed from heart and soul. I don't have a solution but I think the problem has to be addressed with full nuance. All that affects our avodas Hashem as well, of course. It has us conceive of Him as removed and to reject Him Him accordingly. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you for your good and kind words.

    I hope you keep checking back often.

  3. Seems that Sex and the Married Jew is a shtickle frigid, no? Try thinking sexy thoughts and get back to computer, please.