Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaism explores Jewish marriage from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on the religious and legal concepts of marriage, and the social impact of family in the Jewish community. The book does not advocate one perspective or another; instead, the essays range from conservative to liberal viewpoints, offering readers a well-balanced mixture of perspectives on Jewish marriage.
Michael Broyde is a professor of law at Emory University, and the academic director of the law and religion program at Emory University. He is the author of Human Rights in Judaism, and Marriage, Divorce and the Abandoned Wife in Jewish Law.
Chapter 1 The Images of Women in the Hebrew Bible Chapter 2 Jewish Marriage: Nature, Covenant and Contract Chapter 3 Jewish Law and the Abandonment of Marriage: Diverse Models of Sexuality and Reproduction in the Jewish View and the Return to Monogamy in the Modern Era Chapter 4 Two Models of Medieval Jewish Marriages Chapter 5 Maimonides on Sex and Marriage Chapter 6 Prenuptial Agreements in Talmudic, Medieval and Modern Jewish Thought Chapter 7 The Jewish Family in America: Contemporary Challenges and Traditional Resources Chapter 8 What is a Jewish Family? Changing Rabbinic Views Chapter 9 A Break in the Path: Lesbian Relationships and Jewish Law Chapter 10 Cloning People and Jewish Law