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Rape perpetrated by an adult male towards a girl under three years of age: halachic framework

In any legal system with carefully defined rules, there are edge cases where the particulars of a case allow instances to fall through the cracks. A reading of Rambam may lead to a conclusion that ...
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Are Yoetzet Halacha permitted according to halacha?

The gemara in Niddah 13b actually brings such a woman who used to tell other women whether the blood was tamei or tahor. Text: חרשת איהי תבדוק לנפשה דתניא אמר רבי חרשת היתה בשכונתינו לא דיה שבודקת ...
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Rambam's Mishneh Torah - Is a female pure after relations with a minor/gentile/animal?

The Rambam explains - the pasuk says 'וְאִשָּׁה אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁכַּב אִישׁ אֹתָהּ'... To exclude anything that isn't a fully grown Jewish adult man. Not that the Torah is condoning it, but it doesn't ...
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