A novel era in Jewish marital intimacy

Merkaz Yahel, the pioneering Intimacy Center, is ‘lifting the veil’ on Jewish sexual married life, creating a new wave of satisfied couples.

By ERICA SCHACHNE
June 5, 2014 17:14
Merkaz Yahel

Merkaz Yahel, the pioneering Intimacy Center, is ‘lifting the veil’ on Jewish sexual married life, creating a new wave of satisfied couples. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Merkaz Yahel, the Center for Jewish Intimacy, seems to be tapping into the Jewish cultural zeitgeist – ushering in a new, more open phase in Jewish marital sexual life.

The Hebrew acronym Yahel, or yeutz behadracha lehayei ishut (counseling and training in the discussion on intimacy), refers to the center’s mission of “lifting the veil of secrecy on the religious sexual experience,” says Abby Weisz, 32, the English-speaking head of center activities.

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