Sex, God, and the Sabbath
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Sex, God, and the Sabbath the mystery of Jewish marriage by Alan Singer Green

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Published by Temple Emanu El in Cleveland, Ohio .
Written in English


  • Sex -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.,
  • Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Alan S. Green ; paper cuttings by Jean Tetalman.
LC ClassificationsBM720.S4 G73
The Physical Object
Pagination110 p. :
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4430505M
LC Control Number79063395

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  Books 2; Add to Wishlist. Sex on the Sabbath by Johnny Townsend. Paperback $ Paperback. $ NOOK Book. Even a near-death experience doesn’t convince a skeptic of the existence of God. A chaste Single Adult group ventures into the French Quarter on Mardi Gras. God’s visit to a fourteen-year-old girl doesn’t go as : Johnny Townsend. Sabbath and sexual intercourse were blended together from the very first Sabbath in history. 12 Sexual relations as God intended, and as later expressed by Solomon, are described as this “flame of Yahweh” that helps human beings better understand God. 13 In God’s original design, sex was intended as the ultimate way for a man and woman, in holy matrimony, to experi­ence the deepest level of . Paul talks about that – but there’s nothing in the Bible that says sex on the Sabbath is wrong. Now there was one other time when God was going to speak to the children of Israel in Exodus. He told them do not come near your wives. The Jews were the first Sabbath-keepers, and their rabbis regard Sabbath sex as a mitzvah, a blessing or good act. The Mishnah Torah, a collection of Jewish laws compiled by Maimonides centuries ago, says that “Sexual relations are considered a dimension of Sabbath pleasure” (Shabbat ).

The Book of Jubilees The history of the twenty-two distinct acts of creation on the six days, Institution of the Sabbath: its observance by the highest angels, with whom Israel is afterwards to be associated, (cf. Gen. i-ii. 3.) [Chapter 2]. Confusion over the Sabbath persists, so to help clear up the nature of this holy day, let’s look at what you shouldn’t do on the Sabbath, as well as a few surprising things you can. Ye shall do no work whatever on the Sabbath day save that ye have prepared for yourselves on the sixth day, so as to eat, and drink, and rest, and keep Sabbath from all work on that day, and to bless the Lord your God, who has given you a day of festival, and a holy day: and a day of the holy kingdom for all Israel is this day among their days. As the Jews departed from God, and failed to make the righteousness of Christ their own by faith, the Sabbath lost its significance to them. Satan was seeking to exalt himself and to draw men away from Christ, and he worked to pervert the Sabbath, because it is the sign of the [] power of Christ.

Both were established by God for the benefit of his creation in the Garden of Eden. The Sabbath was given as a day of rest, of fellowship and to spend time away from the normal work routine and with God. (Genesis ) Sex was given by God at the same time as one part of the loving relationship between a husband and a wife. Internally, it involved ceasing from all self-sufficiency in order to rest in God’s grace. Considering this, what difference did the coming of Jesus make to the Sabbath day? In Christ crucified and risen, we find eternal rest (Matt. ), and we are restored to communion with God (Matt. ). The lost treasures of the Sabbath are.   8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. The Sabbath was the day of worship for the Israelites living under the Old Covenant. A part of the requirements for observing the Sabbath was the avoidance of work. "Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God.