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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>
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# 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).<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>
 
* See [http://www.torahweb.org/torah/special/2010/homosexuality.html Torah View on Homosexuality] by Rav Hershel Schachter, Rav Mordechai Willig, Rav Michael Rosensweig, and Rav Mayer Twersky.
 
* See [http://www.torahweb.org/torah/special/2010/homosexuality.html Torah View on Homosexuality] by Rav Hershel Schachter, Rav Mordechai Willig, Rav Michael Rosensweig, and Rav Mayer Twersky.
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:11, 2 January 2014

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