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Homosexuality is prohibited and is punishable by "karet"(severance).<REF>Vayikra 18:22</REF>
 
Homosexuality is prohibited and is punishable by "karet"(severance).<REF>Vayikra 18:22</REF>
 
==The prohibition of homosexuality==
 
==The prohibition of homosexuality==
 
# A man may not lie sexually with another man. The punishment for doing so is karet and HaShem considers the act to be a "to'eva"( perversion).<ref>Vayikra 18:22, Keritot 2a</ref>
 
# A man may not lie sexually with another man. The punishment for doing so is karet and HaShem considers the act to be a "to'eva"( perversion).<ref>Vayikra 18:22, Keritot 2a</ref>
 
# Sexual contact with another man is forbidden through the prohibition of arousing sexual thoughts. <ref> Nidah 13b</ref>
 
# Sexual contact with another man is forbidden through the prohibition of arousing sexual thoughts. <ref> Nidah 13b</ref>
# If one notices a desire for homosexuality(or any forbidden activity), they must recognize and acknowledge it. <REF>{{Midrash Yalkut Shimoni Vayikra 20}}</REF>
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# If one notices a desire for homosexuality(or any forbidden activity), they must recognize and acknowledge it. <REF>Midrash Yalkut Shimoni Vayikra 20</REF>
 
# As with any forbidden activity, one must take precautions to prevent oneself from engaging in it; all the more so when challenged with a desire for it.<ref>Devarim 23:10</ref>
 
# As with any forbidden activity, one must take precautions to prevent oneself from engaging in it; all the more so when challenged with a desire for it.<ref>Devarim 23:10</ref>
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
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Revision as of 07:05, 3 May 2013

Homosexuality is prohibited and is punishable by "karet"(severance).[1]

The prohibition of homosexuality

  1. A man may not lie sexually with another man. The punishment for doing so is karet and HaShem considers the act to be a "to'eva"( perversion).[2]
  2. Sexual contact with another man is forbidden through the prohibition of arousing sexual thoughts. [3]
  3. If one notices a desire for homosexuality(or any forbidden activity), they must recognize and acknowledge it. [4]
  4. As with any forbidden activity, one must take precautions to prevent oneself from engaging in it; all the more so when challenged with a desire for it.[5]

Sources

  1. Vayikra 18:22
  2. Vayikra 18:22, Keritot 2a
  3. Nidah 13b
  4. Midrash Yalkut Shimoni Vayikra 20
  5. Devarim 23:10