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What is the Jewish law on homosexual acts not explicitly prohibited in the Torah?

(Preface: I have read through a few of the Gay themed questions on this site and didn't find any that addressed this question. This question is somewhat similar in nature but doesn't have an answer.) ...
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Second person exposition of “toevah”

The Talmud in Nedarim 51a cites in the name of Bar Kappara a (playful? - see previous and subsequent passages for context) derashic interpretation of the word "toevah" (literally translated "...
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Why aren't there any Gay people in the Bible?

Our scriptures (the Bible and later) are full of people who sinned. Every kind of sin, including murder and sexual sins. The sinners are both from our people as well as non-Jews. Some of the sinners ...
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Sources for prohibition of homosexual closeness (אביזרייהו דעריות)

The De'Oraiso prohibition of the sexual act itself is clear and indisputable. Because we hold that "אין אפוטרופוס לעריות" (Ksubos 13b, roughly "no one can be trusted against illicit relations"), we ...
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What is the difference between Ish and Zachar in Leviticus 20:13?

Leviticus 20:13 brings the prohibition of homosexuality: וְאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִשְׁכַּ֤ב אֶת־זָכָר֙ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֔ה תֹּועֵבָ֥ה עָשׂ֖וּ שְׁנֵיהֶ֑ם מֹ֥ות יוּמָ֖תוּ דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם בָּֽם׃ And if a ...
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What are the consequences of homosexuality?

We all know that homosexual intercourse is forbidden in Judaism (directly from Torah). But that it also has consequences in the spiritual world as everything in the physical realm has its ...
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What else is described as תּוֹעֵבָה?

The prohibition of homosexual relations is described in the Torah as תּוֹעֵבָה, abomination. Is there anything else in Chumash/Chazal that is described as a תּוֹעֵבָה?
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Lesbian adulterer

Today morning I was reading the newspaper, when a film review called The rabbi and his daughter caught my eyes. Eventually it turned out that it was reviewing a recent, not really kosher film. Putting ...
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Is Homosexual act the only capitally punishable biological predisposition?

First, I assume homosexuality has some biological (genetic) background (to say the least). Second, in the list of Capital Sins, I assume that murder (maybe psychopathic) or general adultery are not ...
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What is the halachic point of view on homosexual intercourses between Gentiles males different from anal coitus?

I am an Italian son of Noah. The prohibition of the homosexual intercourses between Gentiles males is an integral part of the Noachide Precepts (see Mishneh Torah-Melacim uMilchamot 9: 5; it does ...
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Homosexual behavior from nature not prohibited? [closed]

I watched a Dutch Jewish television program about someone who shows his love for the Talmud and tries to translate it and give some interpretations of it. At the end of the program he asks the ...
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Is it permissible to go to a wedding of a gay Jewish couple?

Theoretical halachic question: Can an orthodox Jew attend the wedding of a gay couple? Does it matter if they are family? Does it matter whether they are male or female? Does it matter if they are ...
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Source in the Gemara for having homosexual relations with yourself

Is there a Halachic question that is brought down somewhere in Shas regarding the question of whether it is forbidden for a Jew to have homosexual relations with himself? I imagine that, if possible, ...
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What does Judaism say about lesbians? [duplicate]

I noticed that all what was ever said about homosexuality was men homosexuality and their penalty, but I never heard about women homosexuality. I'm really curious as to why nothing has been said about ...
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Will homosexuality be granted in Heaven for those who have been patient?

I'm a woman who happened to be one of those who are born attracted to their same gender. But, I'm a strong follower of Judaism and I love Hashem a lot! Therefore I suppress all my desires for the sake ...
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“Gay” people in the Torah, Talmud, Kabbalah?

What do the Torah, Talmud, Kabbalah say about people that "are gay" or have the desire to live that way? I'm not asking if it's a sin. I'm wondering how they "became gay" and how they can change? (I'...
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Stoning of homosexuals

Is the stoning of homosexuals in the Torah to be taken at face value or is there a deeper meaning beyond the scripture itself? When Moshiach comes, will the courts actually mete out such a punishment ...
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Besides mishkav zachar, what is sexually forbidden between consenting non-Jewish males?

Vayikra 20:13 forbids anal intercourse according to Rashi who describes the offense as "inserting a paint stick in a tube." Since non-Jews are not generally subject to laws asur mi'd'rabbanin, no ...
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Should a Va'ad revoke kosher certification of caterers that allow catering a gay marraige affair? [duplicate]

Related and a follow up to this M.Y. question: The U.S. Supreme Court has legalized gay marriages in al states. There have been several publicized law suits in a few states where a gay couple sued a ...
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Should Jews worry about whom non-Jewish governments recognize as “married”? [duplicate]

It says in Pirqei Avoth 2:3 "hawwu nizhirin be-reshuth" "Be wary of the [non-Jewish] government..." Lately, I have read alot of commentary from religious Jews in America about the Supreme Court's ...
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Views of the the Rabbis on the organization הוד

What do the orthodox rabbis of different circles have to say about the organization הוד. הוד is a support group for homosexuals trying to reconcile their sexuality with their religious beliefs. Is ...
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What is the halachic source for objection to gay (civil) marriage?

New York State is considering legalizing gay (civil) marriages, so tonight on our answering machine we received a message urging us to pray that it doesn't pass because gay civil marriages were, you ...