Flashcards in Jewish Sexual Ethics: Marriage Deck (9)
Marriage is a ...
divinely sanctioned institution.
sacred activity and union
what is marriage an expression of in judaism?
the convenantal relationship made between god and the isrealites. the couple share in a three way relationship with god.
what are the two purposes of marriage?
procreation and intimacy
how is procreation and intimacy achieved in a marrige relationship?
through sexual intercourse
what are the three most important ethical statements to remember for jewish ethics
-the dignity of human beings
humans are created in gods likeness and image and therefore deserve respect and dignity
-marriage is a divine institution
god made it and established it as a sacred covenant
-sexual intercouse is a means of attaining holiness
god expects jewish people to attain holiness, by being faithful to the covenant
which eight values disctate the ethical decision making process in judaism?
-seeing ones self and partner as creations of god
-respect for others
-health and safety
-being open to the possibility of children
-commitment to nurture the jewish quality of a relationship
what happens to a man and a women when they become united in matrimony according to the torah?
they become one flesh
does Judaism offer interfaith marriages generally speaking and why is this so?
they strictly prohibit it. this is because The Talmud says a Jewish woman is not permitted to marry a non-Jewish man because he will lead the children away from Judaism. In addition, children born of a non-Jewish woman are considered non-Jewish.