Despite gains made toward equal rights for women in the past decades, sexual harassment continues to plaque women at an alarming rate. While not necessarily involving physical harm or any illegality, the insidious nature of sexual harassment may cause irreparable damage. Such acts are not motivated by any particular behavior of the victim, but by gender and the pathology of the perpetrator.
WHEREAS among the more serious threats of the structure of family life, as it is now known, is the world’s exploding population, and
We believe that the dissemination of birth control education for family planning is not an infringement of civil liberties nor an attempt to act in ways prejudicial to the interests of any racial, ethnic, religious or cultural group, but on the contrary, we believe planned parenthood is for those who desire it a vital contribution to responsible family life,
QUESTION: Assuming that abortion is halakhically permitted, is there a time span in which abortion may take place according to tradition? (Rabbi A. Klausner, Yonkers, NY)
QUESTION: How does Jewish tradition treat the sexuality of a child maturing toward adulthood? When is a child considered an adult in sexual matters? (CCAR Family Life Committee)
SUBMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE COMMITTEE HOUSTON, 2005 BACKGROUND Adolescence is, almost by definition, a difficult time. All the more so concerning issues of sexuality. Our kids desperately need our direction in this area, but too often we do not provide it. Teenagers experimenting with sex is hardly new, of course. And it need not […]
Adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism Board of Trustees June 2004 Background Choices about sexual behavior are among the most complicated decisions teenagers are faced with making, and the potential negative consequences of sexual activity can be tragic for these young men and women. High rates of teenage pregnancy and the grave risk of […]