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I was wondering, how is the case of אנדרוגינוס possible. Isn't the person a male if he has the אבר המין הזכרי?

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  • As above it is when instead of testicals he has a vagina – hazoriz Mar 5 '16 at 23:57
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According to Rambam and the Shulchan Aruch the status of an androgynous is safek, so we cannot be sure whether the case involves a male or a female:

Mishne Torah (Ishut 2:24):

כד. מי שיש לו אבר זכרות ואבר נקבות הוא הנקרא אנדרוגינוס והוא ספק אם זכר ספק אם נקבה. ואין לו סימן שיודע בו אם הוא זכר ודאי אם היא נקבה ודאית לעולם:

Shulchan Aruch YD 194:8:

ח הַיּוֹלֶדֶת טֻמְטוּם אוֹ אַנְדְּרוֹגִינוּס, נוֹתְנִין לָהּ יְמֵי טֻמְאָה שֶׁל נְקֵבָה.

Shulchan Aruch YD 315:3:

ג אַנְדְּרוֹגִינוּס הוּא סָפֵק בְּכוֹר, וְיֵאָכֵל בְּמוּמוֹ לַבְּעָלִים.

However in Avodas Kochavim in Perek 12 there is the following halacha:

ד. טומטום ואנדרוגינוס הרי הן ספק נותנין עליהן חומרי האיש וחומרי האשה בכל מקום וחייבים בכל ואם עברו אינם לוקין:

Hope that helps :)

  • It does , thank you! I know I'm taking this to a deeper level , but for what reason would ה' create an Androgynus (are there any sources to explain this)? – sye81397 Mar 7 '16 at 16:05
  • By the same reason that He created Adam. BTW, there is an opinion in midrash that says בשעה שברא הקדוש ברוך הוא את אדם הראשון אנדרוגינוס בראו – Renato Grun Mar 7 '16 at 17:20
  • Let me ask my question differently. Why would ה׳ create an Androgynus rather than create a male or female instead. Does it maybe have to do with "Gillgulim"? – sye81397 Mar 8 '16 at 4:53
  • @sye81397 to add Shulcjan aruch harav 199.8 androginus are either all men or all woman, not that each one is a sofik separately – hazoriz Mar 8 '16 at 22:56
  • @sye81397, perhaps you may ask this on separate question – Renato Grun Mar 13 '16 at 0:15

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