Sex, Drugs and Violence in the Jewish Tradition: Moral Perspectives

Sex, Drugs and Violence in the Jewish Tradition: Moral Perspectives

by Daniel B. Kohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765761807

ISBN-13: 9780765761804

Pub. Date: 08/18/2004

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

Violence, substance abuse, and sexual behavior present some of the most troubling and confusing issues in American society today. Many questions occupy our minds: Are violent acts ever acceptable? Should one be allowed to consume alcohol or tobacco? Is intercourse outside of marriage acceptable? Is birth control, within or without a relationship? Not

Overview

Violence, substance abuse, and sexual behavior present some of the most troubling and confusing issues in American society today. Many questions occupy our minds: Are violent acts ever acceptable? Should one be allowed to consume alcohol or tobacco? Is intercourse outside of marriage acceptable? Is birth control, within or without a relationship? Not surprisingly, there are no easy answers to these or other contentious social issues. Instead, individual opinions run the spectrum. And when one tries to introduce the relevance of religion to these issues, they can become even more complicated. Daniel Kohn, an experienced Rabbi and teacher, brings the voice of Judaism to these and many other moral questions. Through insights gleaned from the Tanakh, the Talmud, and the four-thousand year old Jewish tradition, Sex, Drugs and Violence in the Jewish Tradition provides the reader a thoughtful insight into how one of the world's oldest religions can answer some of our most current questions. Far from a book of prescriptive instruction, Sex, Drugs and Violence in the Jewish Tradition elevates current debates on these issues to a higher level of moral discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765761804
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
08/18/2004
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part IViolence in the Jewish Tradition
1.Confronting Gossip3
2.Rebuking Your Fellow Person19
3.Dealing with Anger39
4.Self-defense53
5.War71
6.Peace83
Part IIDrugs (Alcohol) in the Jewish Tradition
7.Wine in the Hebrew Bible95
8.The Rabbis on Wine107
9.The Lighter Side of Wine121
10.The Problem with Purim129
11.Caring for Our Bodies139
Part IIISex in the Jewish Tradition
12.Morality and Sexuality147
13.Holiness and Sexuality161
14.Sex that Hurts or Destroys173
15.Nonmarital Sex187
16.Marital Sex199
Conclusion221
Glossary223

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