Many people struggle to make wise and appropriate decisions about how to express their angry and violent feelings, whether to drink alcohol or use drugs, or how to fulfill their sexual desires. The Jewish tradition is replete with prudent and intelligent insights regarding these challenging realms of human behavior. Gleaned from many classic Jewish works, Rabbi Kohn' s Sex, Drugs and Violence in the Jewish Tradition presents Judaism's views on these relevant and controversial subjects in order to challenge readers to develop their own moral perspective and derive their own ethical guidance.
Rabbi Daniel Kohn is the senior community educator for Lehrhaus Judaica and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. He is the author of hundreds of articles for print media and web zines, the book Practical Pedagogy for the Jewish Classroom, and a contributor to the anthology Radical Spirit: Spiritual Writings from the Voices of Tomorrow. Rabbi Kohn lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and daughter.
Part 1 I Violence in the Jewish Tradition Chapter 2 Confronting Gossip Chapter 3 Rebuking Your Fellow Person Chapter 4 Dealing with Anger Chapter 5 Self-defense Chapter 6 War Chapter 7 Peace Part 8 II Drugs (Alcohol) in the Jewish Tradition Chapter 9 Wine in the Hebrew Bible Chapter 10 The Rabbis on Wine Chapter 11 The Lighter Side of Wine Chapter 12 The Problem with Purim Chapter 13 Caring for Our Bodies Part 14 III Sex in the Jewish Tradition Chapter 15 Morality and Sexuality Chapter 16 Holiness and Sexuality Chapter 17 Sex that Hurts or Destroys Chapter 18 Nonmarital Sex Chapter 19 Marital Sex