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Rabbi Yaakov Haber notes that the medrash says that Adam cohabited with every animal before cohabiting with Eve whereupon he said 'zos ha'paam etzem me'atzamai'. He explains this is because woman is the most dissimilar being in existence to man so it is unintuitive for a relationship to exist between them. However when the relationship does exist, because ...


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In terms of actual prohibitions: 1- Male homosexual sex is prohibited to both Jew, and under the covenant G-d made with Noah, to non-Jews as well. 2- Male homosexual intimacy that is not prohibited under #1 is prohibited to Jews under the same kinds of laws that prohibit masturbation. 3- At least some forms of female homosexual sex if not all are ...


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In general, the Torah is not so concerned and doesn't judge how people feel or what their desires are. It is mainly concerned in how we act. Nowhere does the Torah consider feelings for same-sex people to be a prohibition. But the Torah is concerned about actions and as is well known homosexual male intercourse is forbidden. The gmara in Kiddushin 40a ...


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I think there are two separate issues here How do the halachot of yichud apply to a doctor-patient relation, specifically do the additional restrictions of Libo Gas Bah apply in this context? Is there a difference if the doctor/therapist is a man or woman? On the first question, there is no mention of Libo Gas Bah in the context of the very long ...



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