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Terms of Taboo: What Is the Moral Basis for the Sexual Prohibitions?

Leviticus 18 and 20 condemn sexual sins using several harsh terms; toevah, zimmah, chesed, tevel. Do these terms have specific meanings and what do they tell us about the Torah’s reason for forbidding incest?


Yitzhaq Feder



Male Homosexual Intercourse Is Prohibited – In One Part of the Torah

A polyphonic approach to reading the Torah

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel



What Does Deuteronomy Say about Homosexuality?

“Let there be no kadesh among the sons of Israel. You shall not bring the fee of a harlot or the pay of a kelev (dog?) into the house of YHWH” (Deut 23:18-19).

Dr. Hacham

Isaac S. D. Sassoon



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