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Virgin birth in Rabbinic literature: The Talmud already discusses it. E.g. in Chagiga 14b and 15a it discusses a virgin birth. Specifically, is "the virgin" allowed to marry a Cohen Gadol - the high priest who can only marry a virgin. ?שאלו את בן זומא בתולה שעיברה מהו לכהן גדול‏ Bottom line (in that Gemara) is that she's considered a virgin, ...


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Rabbinic Judaism assumes there is always a human biological father. Again, the specific legal term mamzer doesn't mean "out of wedlock." It means "the product of two Jews whose union was adulterous or incestuous." (For certain categories of "incestuous.") If a married pregnant becomes pregnant while her husband's been away at sea for over a year, we assume ...


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To preface: I know that you're not talking about ivf. But nevertheless, the reason given here still applies to your case, being that there's no giluy aroyos (illicit relations). No, the child isn't a mamzer being that a mamzer is only because of gilui aroyos. http://www.torahlab.org/family/article/invitro_fertilization/ Status of Child: The Mamzer Issue  ...


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One is not judged by the 613 commandments unless one is born Jewish or formally converts. A non-Jew could feel they have a Jewish soul, but may eat pork aplenty until converting. (In fact, non-Jews are not supposed to observe the Sabbath, which leads to some discussion about whether someone studying for conversion should somehow break his Sabbath observance ...


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Short answer: yes and no. There are certain things are 'Objectively Forbidden' to be seen. This would apply regardless of any physical reaction to the stimulus. These would seemingly be forbidden to a eunuch as well. Then there are things that are 'Subjectively Forbidden'. This goes on a case-by-case basis, depending on how the person viewing the stimulus ...


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As Zeev said: Rambam, Laws of Reading the Shema 4:8 ח כל הטמאים--חייבין בקריאת שמע, ומברכין לפניה ולאחריה והן בטומאתן, אף על פי שאפשר להן לעלות מטומאתן בו ביום, כגון הנוגעים בשרץ או בנידה וזבה ומשכבן וכיוצא בהן. ועזרא ובית דינו תיקנו שלא יקרא בעל קרי לבדו משאר הטמאים, עד שיטבול; ולא פשטה תקנה זו בכל ישראל, ולא היה כוח לרוב הציבור לעמוד בה--לפיכך בטלה. ...


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Basically yes. (Rambam, Kriat Shema, 4 8) Though, there is a lot more to add regarding this (see comments)



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