Kosher Sex


Judaism does not view sexual relations in the proper context as something dirty or sinful, but as an experience
with the potential for expanded consciousness
and even the possibility for mystical revelation.
This is implied in the midrashic interpretation of the Song of Songs
and throughout the Zohar, which likens

the relation of G-d to His faithful

to that of groom and bride, a man and his wife.
There is a problem for me as an observant

(and possibly observing) Jew

to visualize this metaphor on canvas
but I am helped by the possibilities of abstract and gestalt art
which can elevate the so-called “animal act” into
something more sublime and even transcendental.


The Letter CHET represents the marriage aמd union
of the different Masculine and Feminine Energies,
represented by the letter VAV ו on the right
and the letter ZION ז on the left.
They are connected by a “bridge”, ma’avarta,
which in holy marriage, is symbolized
by the chupa חופה, the encompassing spiritual light.

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About the Author
Dov Lederberg is engaged in the converging vectors of art and science, but receives added inspiration from Kabbalah teachings & meditation and tries to create visual forms (in paintings on canvas but also video art) conducive to mystical experience and self-transformation. 
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