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Yosef Ahituv

Yosef (Yoske) Ahituv, who teaches Judaic studies at Yeshivat Kibbutz HaDati and the Ya’akov Herzog Center at Ein Zurim, was formerly principal of the Kibbutz HaDati High School. In his research he examines mythic and other perspectives on the nature of woman and the significance of sexuality in rabbinic literature. He is author of On the Frontier of Change: The Meaning of Judaism in Modern Times and has also published several journal articles on the subject of change and development in religious Zionism.

Articles by this author

Modesty and Sexuality in Halakhic Literature

Modesty (zeni’ut), in its broad sense, represents a mode of moral conduct that is related to humility. A person who behaves modestly refrains from extroverted behavior that is supposed to speak of him- or herself. This expansive view also includes sexual modesty.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Yosef Ahituv." (Viewed on July 5, 2020) <>.


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