Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Sex is a meaningful deed.”


Rabbi Steinsaltz writes:

Sexual relations have an enormous influence on the soul.

Not all human activities have an intrinsic inner connection.

There are all kinds of activities that are rather insignificant; one example would be taking a walk.

But sex is not one of those activities.

Sex has an impact which is not only subjective; it is also something objective.

Sex is a meaningful deed.

In Kabbalistic literature, descriptions of any deep connection between spiritual entities use the term “copulation.”

The sexual relation in itself is an expression of a basic drive which, in Kabbalah, is called the sefirah of Yesod.

It is the power, the compelling desire, which comes from making connections.

In that sense, sex is considered the supreme format for all forms of connection.

It is one of those things that make a complete world.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz


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