The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment & Analysis -

MOST of the books that land on my desk are wor­thy works of tal­mu­dic schol­ar­ship or bib­li­cal trans­la­tion. So I could hardly fail to be struck by a re­cent ar­rival, The New­ly­wed’s Guide to Phys­i­cal In­ti­macy.

Pub­lished by Ge­fen — whose ti­tles are nor­mally along the lines of Ezekiel’s Vi­sion or The Se­crets of Chal­lah — it is ba­si­cally a guide to a good sex life for To­ra­hob­ser­vant couples.

Once par­ents handed down such ad­vice to their chil­dren, say au­thors Jen­nie Rosen­feld and David Rib­ner. But now they be­lieve that “this is no longer the norm. As a re­sult, many couples are left to face this crit­i­cal area of their lives with lit­tle guid­ance.”

There are some ex­plicit il­lus­tra­tions of sex­ual po­si­tions — con­tained in a sealed en­ve­lope at­tached with a warn­ing to the in­side back cover.

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