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The Kosher Sutra: Eight Sacred Secrets for Reigniting Desire and Restoring Passion for Life Paperback – Bargain Price, January 5, 2010
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“Rabbi Shmuley penetrates the veil shrouding American sexuality to highlight that eroticism is the thrilling desire to comprehend the mystery of life and attach ourselves to the source of all being.” (Mehmet Oz, M.D., author of YOU: The Owner's Manual)
“Rich in insights, The Kosher Sutra is a worthy follow-up to Rabbi Boteach’s earlier bestseller.” (Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People)
“Boteach delivers a unique take on what a gratifying sex life can do to improve other areas of our lives. ...Boteach divulges each of eight erotically-charged secrets with extreme wit, while introducing real-life couples whom Boteach has successfully counseled...” (Publishers Weekly)
“Boteach manages to make traditional wisdom sound pretty wild...Kosher Sutra will appeal to just about anyone...” (Library Journal)
From the Back Cover
What the Kama Sutra Can't Teach You . . . The Kosher Sutra Can
The New York Times bestselling author Rabbi Shmuley Boteach shares the secrets to restoring the fire and energy in the bedroom and to everyday life.
Top Customer Reviews
If you're in a relationship where the bedroom has become a place to watch TV, or in a marriage (like 1 out of 3 Americans) that is completely sexless, you'll find Rabbi Shmuley's thoughtful, friendly and encouraging voice extremely helpful. He provides a really unique and thoughtful take on NOT letting your sex life go by the wayside when life (kids, jobs, etc) gets busy.
The premise of his book is not just about sex, though -- it's about restoring passion and the principle of eroticism to your relationships, yes, but also to your entire life. Rabbi Shmuley's voice is a fresh one among a glut of relationship books, and his rises above the rest. I loved this book, and encourage everyone in a relationship (or looking to start a new one) to read this.
to achieving happiness in a variety of contexts.
Some pertinent observations are made; such as, men and
women have a dip in happiness during the early 40s.
Often, there is no fire in life and people become too
materialistic at the expense of simply enjoying life.
The author states that the female need for constant
attention is unmatched to the male attention span.
This area requires accommodation and compromise to
create scenarios for closing the perceived deficit
of females. Innocence is deemed to be an aphrodisiac.
Our attempts at manipulating nature with plastic
surgery can be emotionally counterproductive.
I see the results of this every day. Some women
attempt to reconstruct their physical image and
the result detracts from how we've perceived
the person for many years or even a lifetime.
The author challenges us to do "out of the box
things" in order to make life more interesting.
This is true in my experience. In some cases,
the so called forbidden has charm because of the taboo
itself. Much is made of the maxim that "opposites attract".
To some extent, this is true because the seemingly
opposite behaviors actually complement each other.
Finally, the author contrasts a paganistic Tantra
with Kabbalah notions which utilize sex and the
physical aspect of life to arouse the spiritual
dimension in every person. The objective is to
uplift the physical with transcendent holiness and
spirituality. Overall, the book does a good job
of explaining the dynamics of enjoyment of the process
of life itself.
I found a few helpful reminders and nuggets of wisdom in his discussion on the "8 secrets of eroticism" (namely innocence, novelty, the chase, forbidden-ness, opposites attract, reckless abandon, unquenchable yearning, and beyond the body), but his ideas for spicing up the bedroom were mostly the typical Cosmopolitan magazine fare (such as "tell your wife you want her to scream during sex" or "wives should wear lacy undergarments") -- certainly nothing groundbreaking. Other ideas were simply unworkable, such as his suggestion to "set up a webcam in your bedroom" (p. 113) so that once the wife forgets it's there, then the husband, when bored at the office, can download his wife instead of Playmates. Rabbi, most American women work outside of the home during the day, and those that don't are usually caring for children rather than lying around the bedroom doing things that would arouse their husbands if they only had a peek.
I agree with the Rabbi's views on the detriments of porn and the lack of innocence in our sex-saturated culture.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Learned a lot from this book. Contrary to the common belief, there plenty of things to learn from this book. Some real good insights on how to practice the Tanrik love making.Published 2 months ago by CENK
A wonderful perspective on the necessity and sacredness of intimacy between couples. I recommend it to every married couple of any religion.Published 3 months ago by M. Samuel Sherwood
This book is an incredible read, with tons of sincere, heartfelt advice for people who want to make stale relationships fresh again. Read morePublished 6 months ago by O. Harvest
I was searching for a marriage self help book for newlywed couple with sex issues. I saw Shmuley Boteach on the Dr. Phil show and wanted to order the book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a great read. Much better than the original. Should be in every couples home to make it a much happier one.Published 8 months ago by Biggles
Boring as all " How to books."
The Orthodox don't have the secrets of how to make love.