|HEAVENLY SEX - Dr. Ruth Westheimer|
Judaism got its start when God promised to make the 99-year-old Abraham “exceedingly fertile,” inspiring 613 commandments and about as many sexual positions. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, expert in all things kosher and kinky, takes us on a guided tour through the rumpled bedclothes of Jewish identity: intercourse and intermarriage, Sigmund Freud and Shiksa fever, the Oral Law and . . . well, you get the idea. Ruth Westheimer became a fixture of popular culture in the 1980s with her open and frank discussions about sex on her New York-based radio program, Sexually Speaking. Since then, she has pioneered a renowned career as a psychosexual therapist, hosting numerous television and radio shows and publishing several books, including Heavenly Sex: Sexuality in the Jewish Tradition.
In conversation with Ted Reinstein, reporter and producer for Chronicle, Boston’s locally produced daily magazine show. A figure in Boston journalism for many years, he was an actor before joining WCVB and performed on stages in Boston, New York, and Chicago. He is the co-author of the play Yom Kippur in Da Nang, which premiered in Boston in 1992.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer in conversation with Ted Reinstein
Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 7:30 PM
Levi Auditorium at Temple Israel
477 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 531-4610
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