Homosexuality

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Until legitimate sources have been added for each halacha, please note that the halacha's without sources on this page may be questionable. 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. Template:Midrash Yalkut Shimoni Vayikra 20
  5. Devarim 23:10