Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About Your Know What

by Maggie Anton

Book, 2016



Call number

101 ANT



Los Angeles, California : Banot Press, 2016


Amusing. Seductive. Stimulating. We're talking about the Talmud? That's right. Take fifty actual Talmudic discussions, mix in pithy sayings (appropriate and inappropriate) by luminaries from Mae West and Amy Schumer to George Washington and Gandhi, add a few cartoons, and voila--delighted and enlightened readers will come away with a new perspective on what the ancient Jewish sages say about our most intimate relationships.In this lighthearted, in-depth tour of sexuality within the Talmud, come eavesdrop at the first rabbis' locker-room door as they discuss every aspect of sexual relations--how, when, where, with whom--often in startlingly explicit fashion. Author Maggie Anton reveals how Jewish tradition is more progressive in many respects, and more bawdy, than one might think. The award-winning historical novelist's first foray into nonfiction is likely to leave her fans going OMG, WTF, and even LOL.… (more)

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LibraryThing member ritaer
A funny and interesting introduction to the extensive writings about human sexuality contained in the Talmud. Although some laws and commentaries were based on mistaken ideas about human biology, others were surprisingly sophisticated in understanding of human motivations. In the opinion of this
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Pagan, this book is a good read for Jews and non-Jews alike.
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