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I'd add two rather obvious ones: "You shall be holy" (Vayikra 19:2) (and "You shall be holy to your G-d," [Num. 15:40 et passim], and " You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” [Parashas Yisro]) and "You shall not explore after your heart and after your eyes after which you stray" (Bamidbar 15:39) (Please see the links for discussions ...


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It is called Makshe Atsmo Ladaat. Masechet Nidda 13b: to cause an erection is prohibited. אמר רב המקשה עצמו לדעת יהא בנדוי ולימא אסור דקמגרי יצה''ר אנפשיה ורבי אמי אמר נקרא עבריין שכך אומנתו של יצר הרע היום אומר לו עשה כך ולמחר אומר לו עשה כך ולמחר אומר לו לך עבוד עבודת כוכבים והולך ועובד איכא דאמרי אמר רבי אמי כל המביא עצמו לידי הרהור אין מכניסין אותו ...


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I wanted to post an answer earlier but I figured I should check Otzar HaPoskim first. Unfortunately HebrewBooks only had volume one. So over Shabbos I popped into a shul that has the set. There was nothing there. Not even a mention of the B.Sh. and Ch.M. that @sam mentions in his answer. Very surprising. But I digress. Here's my thoughts. Once upon a time I ...


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There is a question amongst contempory poskim if psychological metzius outlined by the gemara has changed. For example, the Rav is very strongly opposed to the idea that we no longer say tav lemeitav tan du milemeitav armelu because independant career minded women are perfectly happy not to get married. On the other hand, as the Ran says at the beginning of ...


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The reason that God hates immorality is because it deliquesces the human personality. I.e. after a person becomes involved in immorality their personality begins to unravel and become formless. This contradicts the God ideal of creating free thinking human beings whose conciousness is able to creatively expand and develop harmonious worlds of ...


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Ramban (Vayikra 18:6) comments that while the Rambam and Ibn Ezra tried to give a reason that in order to minimize sexual promiscuity the Torah forbade sexual relationships with those women one is regularly with (sibling, parent, child), he himself does not accept that reason. He suggests there may be "secret" reasons, though he doesn't have any tradition ...


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This question is interesting because the Gemara begins with this issue "אלהיהם של אלו שונא זימה הוא". But if we read each word of the text we find that the main issue is Idolatry. I will quote a Rashi: Gemara (Sanhedrin 106a) quote a verse in Hosea (9, 10): הֵמָּה בָּאוּ בַעַל-פְּעוֹר, וַיִּנָּזְרוּ לַבֹּשֶׁת, וַיִּהְיוּ שִׁקּוּצִים, כְּאָהֳבָם.‏ ...


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Reb Moshe has about 3 teshuvos on this sort of thing, I think he is discussing teshuvah for homosexuality as far as I remember. The issue with having sex with a non-Jew is more a hapharas bris than an issur de'oraysah, in fact the rishonim are hard put to pinpoint exactly what the issur should be. I.e. you have violated the integrity of the Jewish people. ...


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The Mishnah in Gittin 81a (Art Scroll 81a3) says that if a man divorced his wife and they were secluded together, then Bais Shammai says that he does not have to give her another get. Bais Hillel says that he must give her another get. Art Scroll page 81a3 note 22 states that Bais Hillel is concerned that they cohabited together with the intent of ...


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Everyone seems to be relating to this as ברכת המצווה but why do we not consider itברכת הנהנין?! And surely you could see it before you get into the sexual activity just as you say a blessing before eating?


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This topic is largely treated in Talmudic books. We are going to start with a Mishna in Sanhedrin 9, 6 וְהַבּוֹעֵל אֲרַמִּית, קַנָּאִין פּוֹגְעִין בּוֹ .‏ Or cohabits with a heathen [lit. syrian {Aramean}] woman, he is punished by zealots. One see that in some circumstances, not treated in this post, man involved in intimate relation with a ...


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I don't know if this is lechalach, especially since it expresses both as very bad in different ways, but the tanya certainly describes this at the end of chapter 7: He explains that zera levatala is in one regard worse, because quantitatively, a person who sins such brings many more klipot ("bad forces") into the word than by forbidden relations. ...


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There is a machlokess between the Tur and the Rambam if it is permissible to have relations with a non Jewish woman in a pikuach nephesh situation. See Hitler Youth Solomon for a case where this occurred. It sounds like this person's rabbi is trying to fill him up with sexual guilt about masturbation.


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Probably wasting seed [NOT deliberately], because there, if it comes out against his will, so he is an ones. As opposed to deliberately doing something that is forbidden.


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Wouldn't pornography by definition be "Ervah" prohibition? Deuteronomy 23, 15 כִּי֩ יְהֹוָ֨ה אֱלֹהֶ֜יךָ מִתְהַלֵּ֣ךְ | בְּקֶ֣רֶב מַֽחֲנֶ֗ךָ לְהַצִּֽילְךָ֙ וְלָתֵ֤ת אֹֽיְבֶ֨יךָ֙ לְפָנֶ֔יךָ וְהָיָ֥ה מַֽחֲנֶ֖יךָ קָד֑וֹשׁ וְלֹֽא-יִרְאֶ֤ה בְךָ֙ עֶרְוַ֣ת דָּבָ֔ר וְשָׁ֖ב מֵאַֽחֲרֶֽיךָ:‏ For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, ...


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Masechet Nidda 13b: to cause an erection is prohibited. (cited in the answer of @hazoriz) אמר רב המקשה עצמו לדעת יהא בנדוי ולימא אסור דקמגרי יצה''ר אנפשיה ורבי אמי אמר נקרא עבריין שכך אומנתו של יצר הרע היום אומר לו עשה כך ולמחר אומר לו עשה כך ולמחר אומר לו לך עבוד עבודת כוכבים והולך ועובד איכא דאמרי אמר רבי אמי כל המביא עצמו לידי הרהור אין מכניסין אותו ...


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You're looking for the verse (Devarim 23:10): וְנִשְׁמַרְתָּ מִכֹּל דָּבָר רָע then thou shalt keep thee from every evil thing.‏ The Talmud (AZ 20) interprets this (based on context from the next verses) as meaning "שלא יהרהר אדם ביום ויבוא לידי טומאה בלילה" that a man should not fantasize during the day and thereby come to have a nocturnal ...


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From the Shulchan aruch bellow regarding erotic books (even only text no photos) seems 3 things 1. מוֹשַׁב לֵצִים (תְּהִלִּים א, א), company of scorners tehillim 1.1. 2. וְעוֹבֵר מִשּׁוּם אַל תִּפְנוּ אֶל הָאֱלִילִם (וַיִּקְרָא יט, ד). You shall not turn to the worthless idols vayikra 19.4 (see rashi). 3. מְגָרֶה יֵצֶר הָרַע. incites the bad inclination ...



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