Beliefs about sexual relationships

(Not sure of board so just guessing)

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Beliefs about sexual relationships
    • Pre-martial sex
      • ORTHADOX jews don't permit: "If... proof of the girls virginity can not be found... the men will stone her to death"
      • "No wedding no bedding" (Old Jewish proverb)
      • REFROM jews believe fine if you're engaged as in loving/ committed relationship
    • Contraception
      • ORTHADOX jews - fine if you have 2 children already/ any form that distorts natural act of sex is wrong e.g. condoms
        • Story of Onan - unsure if God killed him because distorted natural act of sex or because was selfish so are safe by believing both
      • REFORM jews - Fine as long as plan to have at least 2 children eventually/ all forms acceptable
    • Sex is a gift from God to be used within marriage
      • Sex is for making babies, oneness, fun & an expression of love
        • "Be fruitful and multiply"
        • "Through the sanctification of marriage, husband and wife become the closest of relatives" - Maimonides
        • Celebrated in the song of Solomon
  • Controlled by laws of niddah (sexual purity)
    • Beliefs about sexual relationships
      • Pre-martial sex
        • ORTHADOX jews don't permit: "If... proof of the girls virginity can not be found... the men will stone her to death"
        • "No wedding no bedding" (Old Jewish proverb)
        • REFROM jews believe fine if you're engaged as in loving/ committed relationship
      • Contraception
        • ORTHADOX jews - fine if you have 2 children already/ any form that distorts natural act of sex is wrong e.g. condoms
          • Story of Onan - unsure if God killed him because distorted natural act of sex or because was selfish so are safe by believing both
        • REFORM jews - Fine as long as plan to have at least 2 children eventually/ all forms acceptable
      • Sex is a gift from God to be used within marriage
        • Sex is for making babies, oneness, fun & an expression of love
          • "Be fruitful and multiply"
          • "Through the sanctification of marriage, husband and wife become the closest of relatives" - Maimonides
          • Celebrated in the song of Solomon
    • "Do not come near a woman during her period of uncleanness" - Leveticus
    • "A marriage returning from the mikveh is as fresh to her husband as on their wedding day" - Talmud
    • Follow teaching of obstaining from sex 12 days a month
      • Stronger desire for partner
      • Build relationship by focusing on personalities/ character/ building trust

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Religious Studies resources:

See all Religious Studies resources »See all Judaism resources »