In a previous blog post, I noted Jews and Judaism’s open and frank attitudes towards sex. For one comparison, look at the difference in attitudes in Israel and America. Prostitution is essentially legal and widespread in Israel while it is illegal in most of America. The world’s pornography industry and sex trafficking industry have a disproportionate number of secular Jews in them. In American legal history, it has largely been secular Jews who’ve pushed for more liberal and accepting attitudes towards sex, porn and the like. American Jews have long opposed censorship of pornography at a much higher rate than other religious and ethnic groups. As someone who grew up in churches but then converted to Judaism in his 20s, I find much more frank talk about sex, porn, prostitution and the like at shul than I ever did at church.
"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)