Sex on Shabbat: Judaism’s Hot Take

Did you know that having sex on Shabbat is a mitzvah (commandment or a religious obligation)?

“Sexual relations are considered a dimension of Sabbath pleasure.” 

Mishnah Torah, Shabbat 30:14

Some say sex on Shabbat is a “double mitzvah” because it fulfills the duty of enjoying the Sabbath and the (heteronormative) commandment to be fruitful and multiply. 

According to the ancient sages, to delight in the Sabbath one should feast on aphrodisiacs such as beets, large fish, and garlic heads

How can you make time this Shabbat for pleasure, intimacy, and delight? 

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OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is funded to support people (21-39ish), not in undergraduate studies, and without an existing weekly Shabbat practice, looking to find and share this powerful experience.

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