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Sexual Ethics: Sexuality, Lust, Eroticism, and God

Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam – Dialogical Lecture Series as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum (With Video Recording in German and English)

Jewish and Muslim sexual morals were regarded as particularly liberal by Western societies for a long time. Today, on the other hand, ideas of very repressive religious morals which suppress sexuality dominate the Western imagination. But what do Judaism and Islam say about sexual life and eroticism? Which views are represented on controversial issues such as sex education, polygamy, homosexuality and pornography?

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  Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Portraits of David Biale and Kecia Ali

David Biale and Kecia Ali; photos: private

Video recording of the dialogue-based lecture series Sexual Ethics: Sexuality, Lust, Eroticism, and God – on 16 May 2017 (in German and English); Jewish Museum Berlin

Kecia Ali

Kecia Ali is professor of religion at Boston University. Her particular research interests are Islamic law, women, and gender and her important work is entitled Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence.

David Biale

David Biale is professor of Jewish history at the University of California, Davis. He is author of Eros and the Jews: From Biblical Israel to Contemporary America.

Moderation: Dr. Nahed Samour, Humboldt University Berlin, Faculty of Law

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Information and Program (in German)

Dialogical Lecture Series Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam

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  • When Tuesday 16 May 2017
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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Lecture Series: Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings) (6)

Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings)

The lecture series explored contentious ethical issues from diverse aspects of life and shed light on them from Jewish and Islamic perspectives. Two guest scholars gave each lecture, presented their tradition’s position, and engaged in a mutual dialogue.

Man as Lord or Guardian of Creation?

With Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Arizona State University in Tempe) and Nawal Ammar (Rowan University in New Jersey), in German and English

Lecture Series
13 Jul 2017

Sexual Ethics: Sexuality, Lust, Eroticism, and God

With David Biale (Eros and the Jews) and Kecia Ali (Sexual Ethics and Islam), in German and English

Lecture Series
16 May 2017 (with video recording)

Military Ethics: The (Religious) Laws Silent Beneath the Weapons?

With Michael Broyde (Emory University) and Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana University), in German and English

Lecture Series
6 Apr 2017 (with video recording)

The Boundaries of Life - Bioethical Challenges

With Laurie Zoloth (Weinberg College, Northwestern University) and İlhan İlkılıç (University of Istanbul), in German and English​

Lecture Series
23 Feb 2017 (with video recording)

2 Porträts

Business Ethics – Is Capitalism Kosher/Halal?

With Nathan Lee Kaplan (author) and Idris Nassery (University of Paderborn), in German

Lecture Series
8 Dec 2016 (with video recording​)

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Social Ethics – On Fair Social Order

With Ingrid Mattson (Western University, Canada) and Micha Brumlik (Berlin-Brandenburg Center of Jewish Studies), in German and English

Lecture Series
26 Oct 2016 (with video recording)