Sex-Ed Lockdown

Remember your old Hebrew school curriculum: Jewish ethics, Jewish history, Jewish laws and customs, Talmud Studies, Jewish sex? …Jewish sex? Right, there was no Jewish sex.

But this past weekend, Houston-area high schoolers had the rare opportunity to talk shop — that is, talk sex — from a Jewish perspective. The overnight retreat, “ There’s Only 1U ,” which was billed as “the sexuality and Jewish crash course,” was created by Rabbi Amy Weiss as a way of applying Jewish values to basic sex education.

Held at the Houston Hillel, the event was lock-in style – guys on one floor, girls on another – and included off-beat educational tools, like a “South Park” sex-ed episode, to get the conversation flowing.

Jewish mothers have that “my kid doesn’t do that”-type of attitude, Weiss, the executive director of the Initiative for Jewish Women told Houston area blog Believe It Or Not , but such is not the case according to an Atlantic Monthly article, which cited a trend of kids having oral sex at bar mitzvahs.

Now that’s disturbing.

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Sex-Ed Lockdown

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