Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Paradox of Ultra-Orthodox culture

Yes,  I am  familiar with the "party line" about reducing temptations, and yes,  I know it's not unique to UO Jews ( "UO Muslims" espouse a similar philosophy) . . buuuut, isn't it strange that a culture that so vehemently opposes homosexuality, so adamantly insists on separating the sexes? Men eat together, pray together, study together, dance together, walk the streets together, ride the bus together, bekitzur must do just about everything together but sleep together.  Am I the only one who finds this counter-intuitive?


  1. Woo hoo! A blogging milestone - my first comment. Thanks YF, and welcome!

  2. Oh! I have a great essay on this subject of homosocialism! Ask me for it!

  3. Sure! Never heard the term. I'd love to hear more . . . You can e-mail me at:

  4. What about going to the mikveh and walking around and bathing naked together?

    (An honor to post my first comment on your blog on the post where you received your first comment.)


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