Elazar settlement (AFP) – Their inspiration may be exotic — the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Rome’s Colosseum — but rabbi Natan Alexander’s vibrators have a distinctly domestic goal: giving Orthodox Jewish couples gratification without the guilt.
Alexander, 34, was born in Sydney and now lives in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
After studying religion and becoming a rabbi in Israel, he turned his hand to online sex counselling in a mission to spice up the love lives of the faithful.
“Giving pleasure to one’s wife is a religious obligation,” he told AFP. “Religious couples should be helped to better live their sexuality.”
He founded the Better2gether website where observant couples can peruse and purchase all sorts of sex aids, safe in the knowledge the products are kosher.
“Jewish law permits the use of these objects that can best help fulfil the commandment to give pleasure to one’s wife,” Alexander said.
“Better2gether is here to help couples enhance and strengthen relationships both emotionally and physically,” the website proclaims. “Our approach provides modesty, sensitivity, and confidentiality.”