Philip Roth author 521.
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Jews are no prudes. Sex permeates the Hebrew Bible, from Isaac “playing” with
Rebekah while Abimelech peeks, to Leah paying Rachel in mandrakes for the sexual
favors of their husband Jacob, to a special commandment condoning intercourse
with a sexually attractive non-Jewish woman captured in time of war. Of course
there are King David and Bathsheba.And this is just a small sampling of
the Bible’s untrammeled treatment of sex.
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