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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: "Sexual desire is possibly the most powerful human desire"

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz writes:

Jewish tradition does not see sex, per se, as sinful.

In fact, in the right context, and when engaged in with conscious purpose, sex is seen as a positive commandment, a force of connection—because, in contrast to food and money, sexual pleasure in itself is not connected with ownership.

It is a pleasure that is derived from giving and being connected with another—both in the body and beyond the physical plane.

It can become a most meaningful expression of love, of charity and benevolence.

Sexual desire, possibly the most powerful human desire, can become an expression of holiness. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz