January 13, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Tree of Life Attacked for Sexlessness

The new issue of Conservative Judaism features an incisive critique by Michael Satlow of the recently-published Etz Haim Torah commentary (PDF available here).

Satlow complains that the commentary reflects none of the scholarship on sexuality that he and others have undertaken in the past generation. Rather than highlighting the difficulties with the Torah's notions on such issues as polygamy and child marriage, Etz Haim would have Conservative congregants believe that the Torah shares the sexual values of contemporary suburban America. TrackBack

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