Posts by JOFA


What are the words of the first blessing said under the huppah? Why do we open the wedding ceremony by mentioning the prohibition against arayot? How does this blessing reflect the bond being formed between two individuals under the huppah? Listen to this mini text episode to find...

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The Sex Signals Episode


Posted By on Oct 23, 2016

How can you use your flower arrangements to signal to your partner that you want sex? How does the commandment of tzniut affect women’s sexuality? What sex positions are halakhically permissible? Learn the answers to these questions and more on the first episode of Season Twoof The Joy of Text! In this episode we respond to a listener’s question about wives initiating sex, talk to Yaakov Shapiro about his book, “Halachic...

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The Infidelity Episode


Posted By on Sep 2, 2016

This episode of The Joy of Text was recorded live at Davar in Teaneck, New Jersey. We discuss the topic of infidelity, and then are joined by Rachel Lopatin, matchmaker at Saw You at Sinai. We then take questions from our live audience. Please note that due to the live recording, sound quality varies at moments of this...

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Navigating Niddah


Posted By on Jun 7, 2016

How much distance do we really have to keep during niddah, and how can we express our relationship in spite of these challenges? To find a chatan or kallah teacher in your area who has been trained by JOFA, YCT, and Yeshivat Maharat’s program, visit...

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