Sex & Love

“Socially Responsible Tourism” Comes to Israel

“Socially Responsible Tourism” Comes to Israel
By December 14, 2007

Israel is trying to sex up its image. The July issue of Maxim led with a spicy photo spread of the “Women of the Israel Defense Force“—an idea pitched to the magazine by the Israeli consulate in New York. And … Read More

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Why Israelis Are Hot

Why Israelis Are Hot
By June 25, 2007

“Why hadn’t I known Jews could be so sexy before?” asks a tourist visiting Israel in Miriam Libicki’s illustrated essay. American Jews like to joke about the aphrodisiac powers of the Holy Land, which can turn even the most ardent … Read More

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Jewish Girls Are Easy(er)

Jewish Girls Are Easy(er)
By May 17, 2007

Since Tamar and Laurel have weighed in on the whole pre-marital sex thing, I wanted to take a shot at it myself. I think enough clever things have been said about talking to frum girls about sex, but what about … Read More

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When Jewish David Met Irish Eileen

When Jewish David Met Irish Eileen
By April 30, 2007

[Like many bespectacled Jewish men, Eli Valley enjoys making things up about comic books. Unlike your average Chabon or Lethem, however, Valley prefers soap operas to Superman, which is why he’s spent years amassing a collection of genuine 1970s-era romance … Read More

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Jewish Call Girl With A Heart Of Gold

Jewish Call Girl With A Heart Of Gold
By February 14, 2007

Bridget Jones with a bit of edge is the best way to describe Belle de Jour, the popular London-based Jewish call girl blog that made such huge waves in England that it eventually became a book. Now comes the TV … Read More

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Does Adult Circumcision Hurt?

Does Adult Circumcision Hurt?
By December 18, 2006

Men the world over are pondering their foreskins with a renewed sense of purpose due to a recently published clinical study in Africa that claims circumcised men are significantly less susceptible to HIV. Those curious about the gritty details of … Read More

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Frum Seeking Frum

Frum Seeking Frum
By December 5, 2006

Horny haredim provide endless fodder for secular Jews playing the “See, you’re not so holy!” game. After all, if the pious can’t live up to their own rules, then maybe those of us who prefer Henry Miller and absinthe to … Read More

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Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Part I

Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Part I
By November 15, 2006

  Joanna Angel’s Israeli mother had classic immigrant aspirations for her daughter. Prosperity. Respect. With her latest movie, XXXorcist, debuting this week, 25-year-old Joanna Angel has achieved both those things, but her mother—who prefers the family name stay private—is devastated. … Read More

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