|Author||: Constance Harris|
|Total Pages||: 219|
|Rating||: 4/5 (217 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Many Ways Jews Loved written by Constance Harris and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-06-18 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While acknowledging the ways in which persecution inevitably affects a community, this book deviates from most Jewish studies to survey the ways in which Jewish history has been shaped by the everyday experience of love. It examines erotic poetry, sensual art and literature, and biblical and rabbinic stories about lust. It reviews the ways in which Jewish law has both encouraged and regulated sexual interaction and studies the diversity of Jewish attitudes toward such relationships, found in a vast array of works whose authors and artists often speak to the confusion and failure of love while also finding a purpose in its pursuance. It tells the stories of those people who revel in love and of others who remember love and grieve in its absence.