By Sara Stewart. Clad in a miniskirt, semi-sheer sweater and cowboy boots, this confident, stylish young woman seems every bit your typical New Yorker. Then she begins to talk about her background. Until two years ago, Feldman was part of the ultra-conservative Hasidic Satmar community based in Williamsburg. Abandoned by a mother who left the faith and a father who was mentally disabled, she was taken in by her grandparents, who brought her up to be a quiet, obedient, God-fearing woman who would get married in her teens and start a large family right away.
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He found his first couple of dates through Craigslist. David preferred to date non-Jews, because then he was only participating in one sin instead of two. Niki Davis. I remember when I first saw the Hasidic polyamorous sword fighter at my local bar. I was astounded to see someone dressed in a kippah and wearing tzitit, drinking whisky and challenging the local patrons to sword fights. He was still clearly connected to his faith, but also living a vastly different life from others in his community. To my delight, David described himself as an open book, and we met for a chat.
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Sex is a touchy subject - not least among Israel's highly conservative ultra-Orthodox Jews. But an Orthodox therapist and an Orthodox teacher in Jerusalem have co-written a sex guide aimed specifically at this community. The sign is still there - with big red letters spelling out "Sex Shop, Sex, Love" - but you can barely read it because it's been scratched out. The shop went out of business. Now there's just one sex shop left in Jerusalem.
What does the Talmud says about pleasure and power? How does Orthodox Judaism affect a person's sex life? The Orthodox community "is not monolithic," Marcus noted. Views on sex and sexuality vary, as they might in any religion.