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answered Having work done for a lessor on Shabbat
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answered Sin offering after woman giving birth vs not responsible for words uttered in pain
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answered Wrong price knowingly at checkout
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comment Is there any way a pious jewish man can have many women legally and halacally?
Methinks the downvoters lack a sense of dark humor ...
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revised Is there any way a pious jewish man can have many women legally and halacally?
More precise
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comment In adultery, why is a wife is guilty, and a husband not?
@JimThio you're correct. I was just pointing out that in Judah's case, the text says he was widowed.
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answered Is there any way a pious jewish man can have many women legally and halacally?
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answered Why is it called “Matzah shmurah”?
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comment Use induction on Yom Tov
I assume you could leave a metal heat diffuser on from before yomtov?
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comment Doesn't gezera affect the Torah?
@mevaqesh yes, thank you; I thought that might be more detail than the questioner here is ready for. I didn't say "because the Torah prohibits" (which would include issurei lavin), but rather "because the Torah deems incestuous" (in an attempt at a simplified reference towards issurei kareis).
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comment Doesn't gezera affect the Torah?
The Torah's law was "relinquish private debts." The enactment was to make most debts public instead. There are plenty more workarounds like that: sell 2% of your pregnant cow to a non-Jew so you don't have to deal with the special laws of the firstborn; gift your estate evenly between your children one moment before death, rather than have fights because the firstborn gets double. In all these cases, we're advising workarounds, but the "thou shalt not" is still in place.
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answered Is rape considered yehareig v'al yaavor?
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answered Doesn't gezera affect the Torah?
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answered Is squeezing a bottle of soap on Shabbat sechita? What about a dispenser?
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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.