Homosexuality

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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" (abomination).[2]
  2. Sexual contact with another man is forbidden through the prohibition of arousing sexual thoughts. [3]

Sources

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