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

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).[1]
  2. Sexual contact with another man is forbidden through the prohibition of arousing sexual thoughts. [2]
  3. If one notices a desire for homosexuality(or any forbidden activity), they must recognize and acknowledge it.
  4. As with any other desire for a forbidden activity, one must take precautions to protect themselves from committing a forbidden act, especially one deserving of karet.


  1. Vayikra 18:22, Keritot 2a
  2. Nidah 13b