The Kosher Sutra: Eight Sacred Secrets for Reigniting Desire and Restoring Passion for Life
America has a contradictory relationship with sex. Sex is everywhere—advertisements, the Internet, magazines, and television—yet one third of all marriages in America are utterly sexless. Our over-exposure to sex has diluted the most powerful form of intimacy to such an extent that most couples have forgotten what passion feels like. In The Kosher Sutra, Shmuley Boteach,...more
Over all I liked the book. Maybe even really liked it. Definitely a good reminder for what helps keep relationships electric, if you know what I mean ;-)
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The Kosher Sutra
I believe that these two facts – the instant availability of sex in the cultural marketplace versus its increasing nonexistence in the American bedroom ...more
(Disclaimer: None of this is intended to be offensive to those who practice the kosher way. It is strictly intended to be tongue-in-cheek (or in other places as the subject may necessitate.))
I admit it. I was surfing the channels a few weeks ago and stopped on Dr. Phil who was hosting Shmuley Boteach for his book, “The Kosher Sutra: 8 Sacred Stories for Reigniting Desire and Restoring Passion for Life.” Intriguing as it was I decided to read it although I w ...more
Rabbi Schmuley Boteach
The Sex(y) Rabbi has done it again! This bedroom how-to manual offers unorthodox approaches and whack-job suggestions to improve
marital relationships. Having recognized with shock America’s sinking sexual libido, he has zealously rushed to the rescue with a literary Litany to Restore Lust between the sheets.
The author’s Eight Secrets to produce Eroticism—not to be confused with morbid sexual practice--prove fascinating reading: a ...more
Unfortunately, I found Kosher Sutra to be a mixture of insightful ideas about eroticism and bad advice for sexuality in marriage. At times, I was nodding at notions the author presented, and then a page or two later, I was wincing at his suggestions. For example, Boteach explains how he counseled a woman to withhold any information about her sexual past from her fiancé, which I find to be both deceptive and dangerous.
I simply couldn ...more
The idea of the book is great, of course, and there is some good advice here, but it has this bizarre tone and seems to be almost entirely male-focused. "Husbands! Walk a few steps behind your wife and see how other men are attracted to her as she walks down the street. Your desire will be ignited!" etc. I am moving on to my next book. . . .
I did like Rabbi's thoughts on couples maintaining erotic curiosity about each other to keep things fresh. However, I must object to Rabbi's advice that we follow Leviticus and Deuteronomy. For one, because I don't think any male cross-dresser or drag queen would accept that they are not permitted to dress in female clothing, for example.
This book is an incredible read, with tons of sincere, heartfelt advice for people who want to make stale relationships fresh again. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in search of a deeper meaning to sex and love. Please and please; get yourself a copy and feed your soul. Heavens bless Rabbi S.
A winner of the London Times highly prestigious "Preacher of the Year" award, Rabbi Shmuley has lectured and appeared in print, radio, and TV all over the globe. ...more