Two Stories about Rabbi Akiva and His Student and Their Sexual Experiences: on Bad Odors as a Sign of Sexual Promiscuity


  • Abraham Ofir Shemesh Ariel University



Rabino Akiva, Odores corporais, Moral sexual


Nos padrões morais dos sábios judeus, a promiscuidade sexual é indicada por um mau cheiro repugnante, enquanto a pureza sexual se manifesta em um cheiro agradável. Histórias sobre Rabi Akiva e seu aluno que tiveram experiências sexuais associadas a vários aromas aumentam a relação entre natureza, cultura e religião. Elas representam a perspectiva segundo a qual a definição de um cheiro como bom ou ruim não segue padrões naturais, mas tem conotações religiosas e depende dos poderes morais de alguém.


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Biografia do Autor

Abraham Ofir Shemesh, Ariel University

Senior Lecturer in Facultaty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ariel University.


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Como Citar

Shemesh, A. O. (2018). Two Stories about Rabbi Akiva and His Student and Their Sexual Experiences: on Bad Odors as a Sign of Sexual Promiscuity. Arquivo Maaravi: Revista Digital De Estudos Judaicos Da UFMG, 12(23), 145–159.