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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

Logo reading “Ethische Fragen in Judentum & Islam” (Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam)

Information and Program (in German)

Dialogical Lecture Series Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam

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In Cooperation with the Allianz Kulturstiftung

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Where, when, what?

  • 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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