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“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” The Song of Solomon makes it sound so simple—hot, even. But as Jewcy’s sex and dating coverage has amply proven over the past six months, love is never that straightforward. For … Read More

By / June 29, 2007
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” The Song of Solomon makes it sound so simple—hot, even. But as Jewcy’s sex and dating coverage has amply proven over the past six months, love is never that straightforward. For some of us, it’s more like “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is about to dump me for being an American imperialist pig.” Or “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is Lexapro.” Or “I am my beloved’s and my beloved’s is mine, but we aren’t going to touch until our non-halachic gay marriage.” Below, some select articles, personal essays and blog posts in which our authors agonize about everyone's favorite four-letter word.

How the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Got Me Dumped. Peter Hyman meets a gorgeous South African kibbutznik with an antagonistic politics. Can their love survive the intifada? Clearly, it can’t. Didn’t you see the title?

Dating Blogger Amy: "The Rise and Fall of Evil A." Jewcy Editorial Assistant Amy Odell on the abusive relationship she ended last year.

Is Marriage the New Dating? A divorcee, a young married, and a singleton debate wedded bliss.

Lexapro: A Love Story A.J. Soprano takes the happy pill to get over a painful break-up, just like Jewcy’s Michael Weiss. Written before A.J. attempted suicide and became obsessed with Al Qaeda.

Shalom in Whose Home? Amy Sohn and Shmuley Boteach on the duties of modern parenting and whether hubby or wifey’s to blame for the hoar-frost in between the sheets.

How To Talk To Religious Girls About Sex “The gemara even sets out a minimum number of times a man has to satisfy his wife per week (once a week for scholars and mule drivers, twice a week for laborers, and daily for people who can afford not to have a job.” Nuff said.


Can't Touch This Nice Jewish girls who sleep with non-Jewish guys, and shomer negiah gay men (no, really). Navigating the mine-field of tactility in modern Judaism.

Is God the Solution to Your Lame Sex Life? Megachurches preach erotic bliss. Yeah, that beats Penthouse Forum.

If I Had A Muslim Woman Soulmate It Would Be Dr. Heba Kotb A cool Egyptian sexologist and the Muslim women she helps.

When Jewish David Met Irish Eileen Jewcy's resident humorist examines intermarriage, 1970s-style.

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