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      by Tzvi Fishman
      Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Creativity and Culture

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      Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.


      Kislev 22, 5771, 11/29/2010

      Just to be on the Safe Side

      Stunned into silence by the previous blog, the Great Talkback Vendetta War, has thankfully fizzled out. But just to be on the safe side, here’s a little something on the Laws of Marital Relations, from the “Kitzur Shulchan Aruch.”

      The “Kitzur Shulchan Aruch” is a concise compilation of Jewish laws and customs, composed by Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried.  While it is not meant to replace the definitive multi-volume opus of Jewish law, the “Shulchan Aruch” of Rabbi Yosef Caro, it is a handy guide for the layman who wants to know the basic halachah concerning matters of everyday life and the Jewish holidays. For those of you who would like this quick refresher course, you’ll have to click here for a speedy, flying carpet ride over to jewishsexuality.com. Readers who are interested in learning the laws of marital relations in greater depth are encouraged to look over the “Laws of Marital Relations,” compiled by Rabbi Mordechai Eliahu, also posted on the jewishsexuality.com website.

      Illustration #1 - Marital relations must be conducted in the dark.