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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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Giluy arayos generally is an aveirah bein adam le'atzmo. Therefore being makshe atzmo le'daas is more repugnant than assur. However chazal have the ability to be menadeh people who behave repugnantly personally.


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Tomer Devorah ch.8 Now, just as the Supernal Bow is never stretched except it be toward this target, so, too, man should not stretch his bow and allow himself and erection under any circumstances except it be for the proper purpose, namely, for his wife when she is clean, which is the time of union. And not more than this, for it causes a flaw in ...


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Although it sounds like a nice theory that there are no semen in Cowper's fluid, the following quote indicates otherwise. A study published in Human Fertility in March 2011 suggests that some human males often or always excrete sperm carried out of the body by Cowper's gland secretions prior to ejaculation, at concentrations similar to those found in ...


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The clear liquid that you are talking about (pre-ejaculate) is called Cowper's fluid, and as you said, it is not considered semen from a halachic point of view regarding Sperm in vain(source 1, source 2). As for the rest of your questions, I do not know enough about the halacha in this subject, hopefully others will be able to give a more complete answer.


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Michael L Satlow (2001: 175f) "Jewish Marriage in Antiquity" discusses the aspect of proof of virginity and says representatives from the bride's attendants and the groom would be in the vicinity to ensure that the groom consummates the marriage. They would secure the white sheet and display it to whoever wanted to prove. If the groom failed to consummate ...


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The Gemara says that they gave Malkus to someone who was able to avoid tearing the Besulim, since it showed that he had much experience. There was a special blessing that was said upon seeing the blood. This suggests that there is something special about seeing the open witness to the purity. Chazal allowed Be'ilas Mitzva on Shabbos because it is ...


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Ein ishah koreses bris elah im mi she'aseah kli, a woman only binds herself to the one who made her a receptacle (i.e. who induced her into the realm of biah and child bearing). Therefore if you do as you are suggesting, although this is halachically permissible (Reb Alter Halpern) you will miss out on the intensity of the intimacy between husband and wife ...


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It is adultery practically speaking: she is forbidden to be with her husband (and can't marry her adulterer) If a married woman willingly (not raped), (if her husband is a Cohen even not willingly) let A man (even not Jewish*) not her husband that is older then 9 years the corona of his erect penis enter her vagina or anus *igres mosher even ezer 4.44 ...


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Written Torah is clear that the marriage is only if the woman and her father want that.(Shemot 22:17) This is because not all rapes are rapes. Some "rapes" are crimes of passion, similar to Shechem and Dinah incident. The passage in Devarim 22:19 does not mention the father which is why some people think that Torah forces women to marry their rapists.


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From what I understand in parts of Judea originally (see source below) the friend of the groom and the friend of the bride together checked the sheet. No bleeding does not mean not a virgin unless we double checked she was not virgin even if she was never with a man but was hit with a stick (i.e. is missing her Hyman for a different reason. If she was hit ...



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