What I Did For Love: Love, Lust and Longing in the Bible, Midrash and Talmud.

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What I Did For Love: Love, Lust and Longing in the Bible, Midrash and Talmud

Beginning with God’s first couple, Adam and Eve, explore the various models of love and lovers in the Hebrew Bible, Talmud and Midrash. Examine the concepts of polygamy and leverite marriage and consider their impact on future generations. Study the various symbols of the wedding ceremony and laws governing marriage. Discover what the Jewish sacred sources consider kosher and non-kosher expressions of sex and sexuality within Judaism.