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comment In adultery, why is a wife is guilty, and a husband not?
@JimThio look again. Judah's wife had died by then. bible.ort.org/books/… But extramarital relations/prostitution wouldn't be prohibited until a few centuries later, when the law is given at Sinai. Tamar is about to be branded because she was supposed to stay within the family (which, it turns out, she did).
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comment In adultery, why is a wife is guilty, and a husband not?
@JimThio please modify your language. As discussed elsewhere, non-marital relations are theoretically punishable by lashes, either by biblical or rabbinic prohibition; it doesn't warrant the theoretical death penalty that "adultery" does. Since a married man in biblical times could have run off and married a single woman off the streets and then gotten involved with her, the only charge on which he could be brought is "extramarital relations" if he didn't marry her. Again, monogamy has been the law for the last 1000 years, and cheating on your wife is disgusting and horrible don't ever do it
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comment Is it still adultery if the other spouse consents?
@JimThio in the Bible, Amos Ch. 6 talks about "disgusting beds." The Talmud (post-Biblical) read that as referring to wife-swapping.
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comment What does adultery mean in the 7th commandment?
@JimThio different conjugations of the same verb. "Sin'af" means "you will do ne'ifa" (preceded by a "DON'T")
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comment Does a married women going through the conversion process need to cover her hair?
@Loewian presumably her husband is either already Jewish, or preparing to convert. In such cases, I've seen them do a halachic wedding almost immediately after the conversion -- because we wouldn't allow this halachically-unmarried couple to be secluded together.
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answered Does a married women going through the conversion process need to cover her hair?
Jun
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answered coffee “Elite” from Israel
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26
comment Is it allowed to be a therapist in New Jersey?
@DoubleAA fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2013/…
Jun
25
revised Is Gush Katif part of biblical israel?
more precise, per @DanF
Jun
25
answered Is Gush Katif part of biblical israel?
Jun
25
answered Halachic permissibility of playing cards (i.e., poker) for money
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24
comment Were new arrivals stuck at Ellis Island for Shabbos?
@intuit thanks for the info! The laws of techum (not walking past the city limits) may have kept them stuck even if there were no papers to sign -- but good point, there usually were.
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reviewed Edit Were new arrivals stuck at Ellis Island for Shabbos?
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revised Were new arrivals stuck at Ellis Island for Shabbos?
clarification of question
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24
asked Were new arrivals stuck at Ellis Island for Shabbos?
Jun
23
answered Marital relations if pregnancy is potentially life-threatening?
Jun
23
comment For someone wearing tzitzis outside his clothes, should he have the strings and / or the knots visible?
@Mefaresh I'm afraid I don't have an official text or rabbi. Just several older guys in yeshiva who told me that's how it was done, and why.
Jun
23
comment For someone wearing tzitzis outside his clothes, should he have the strings and / or the knots visible?
@Mefaresh the strings all look the same. Some people tie better KNOTS than others.
Jun
23
revised Scientific explanation for Sotah water
surgeon general's warning
Jun
23
answered For someone wearing tzitzis outside his clothes, should he have the strings and / or the knots visible?