Dear Jewrotica #5 – Double Points on the Sabbath

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PG-13Dear Jewrotica,

What is the scriptural basis for Fridays and Saturdays being “double points?”

~Nick from Astoria

[Editor’s Note: There is a common Jewish belief that the consummation of sexual relations on the Sabbath is a lauded activity that gets you extra credits or “brownie points” with the big guy or gal upstairs.]

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  • Jewrotica Fan

    Ahhh….everyone’s explanations take me back to giddy adolescent conversations I used to have with my Hebrew day girlfriends about how if you had sex on Shabbos, it was a super big mitzvah. A really exciting, attractive sounding mitzvah. This was a good read.