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Torah Law Vs. The Talmud Law
THE LAW OF YHWH (GOD)

GOD
1.To know that God exists (Ex.
20:2; Deut. 5:6)
2.Not to entertain the idea that
there is any god but the Eternal
(Ex. 20:3)
3.Not to blaspheme (Ex. 22:27-28 )
Cf Lev 24:16
4.To hallow God's name (Lev.
22:32)
5.Not to profane God's name (Lev.
22:32
6.To know that God is One, a
complete Unity (Deut. 6:4)
7.To love God (Deut. 6:5)
8.To fear Him reverently (Deut.
6:13; 10:20)
9.Not to put the word of God to the
test (Deut. 6:16)
10.To imitate His good and upright
ways (Deut. 28:9)
The Law
11.To honor the old and the wise
(Lev. 19:32)
12.To learn Torah and to teach it
(Deut. 6:7)
13.To cleave to those who know
Him (Deut. 10:20)
14.Not to add to the
commandments of the Torah.
(Deut.13:1)
15.Not to take away from the
commandments of the Torah
(Deut.13:1)
16.That every person shall write a
scroll of the Torah for himself (Deut.

Tidbits From The
Talmud
The Satanic Babylonian Talmud
has replaced worship of the
Torah in Israel's Zionism
(Satanism) today. Torah
believers are persecuted in
Israel!!

Erubin 21b. Whosoever disobeys the
rabbis deserves death and will be
punished by being boiled in hot
excrement in hell.
Moed Kattan 17a . If a Jew is tempted to
do evil he should go to a city where he is
not known and do the evil there.
Non-Jews are Not Human Baba Mezia
114a-114b. Only Jews are human ("Only
ye are designated men").
Also see Kerithoth 6b under the subhead, "Oil of Anointing" and Berakoth 58a
in which Gentile women are designated
animals ("she-asses").
Jews are Divine, Sanhedrin 58b. If a
heathen (Gentile) hits a Jew, the Gentile
must be killed. Hitting a Jew is the same
as hitting God.
O.K. to Cheat Non-Jews, Sanhedrin 57a .
A Jew need not pay a Gentile ("Cuthean")
the wages owed him for work.
Jews Have Superior Legal Status, Baba
Kamma 37b. "If an ox of an Israelite gores
an ox of a Canaanite there is no liability;
but if an ox of a Canaanite gores an ox of

31:19)
Signs and Symbols
17.To circumcise the male offspring
(Gen. 17:12; Lev. 12:3)
18.To put fringes on the corners of
clothing (Num. 15:38)
19.To bind God's Word on the head
(Deut. 6:8)
20.To bind God's Word on the arm
(Deut. 6:8)
21.To affix the mezuzah to the door
posts and gates of your house
(Deut. 6:9)
Prayer and Blessing
22.To pray to God (Ex. 23:25; Deut.
6:13)
23.To read the Shema [lit:The
Hearing] in the morning and at
night (Deut. 6:7)
24.To recite grace after meals
(Deut. 8:10)
25.Not to lay down a stone for
worship (Lev. 26:1)
Love and Brotherhood
26.To love all human beings who
are of the covenant (Lev. 19:18)
27.Not to stand by idly when a
human life is in danger (Lev. 19:16)
28.Not to wrong any one in speech
(Lev. 25:17)
29.Not to carry tales (Lev. 19:16)
30.Not to cherish hatred in one's
heart (Lev. 19:17)
31.Not to take revenge (Lev. 19:18)
32.Not to bear a grudge (Lev.
19:18)
33.Not to put any Jew to shame
(Lev. 19:17)
34.Not to curse any other Israelite
(Lev. 19:14)
35.Not to give occasion to the
simple-minded to stumble on the
road (Lev. 19:14)
(this includes doing anything that
will cause another to sin)
36.To rebuke the sinner (Lev.
19:17)
37.To relieve a neighbor of his
burden and help to unload his
beast (Ex. 23:5)
38.To assist in replacing the load
upon a neighbor's beast
(Deut.22:4)
39.Not to leave a beast, that has
fallen down beneath its burden,
unaided (Deut. 22:4)

an Israelite...the payment is to be in full."
Jews May Steal from Non-Jews, Baba
Mezia 24a . If a Jew finds an object lost
by a Gentile ("heathen") it does not have
to be returned. (Affirmed also in Baba
Kamma 113b).
Sanhedrin 76a . God will not spare a Jew
who "marries his daughter to an old man
or takes a wife for his infant son or returns
a lost article to a Cuthean..."
Jews May Rob and Kill Non-Jews,
Sanhedrin 57a . When a Jew murders a
Gentile ("Cuthean"), there will be no death
penalty. What a Jew steals from a Gentile
he may keep.
Baba Kamma 37b. Gentiles are outside
the protection of the law and God has
"exposed their money to Israel."
Jews May Lie to Non-Jews, Baba Kamma
113a. Jews may use lies ("subterfuges")
to circumvent a Gentile.
Non-Jewish Children Sub-Human,
Yebamoth 98a. All Gentile children are
animals.
Abodah Zarah 36b . Gentile girls are in a
state of niddah (filth) from birth.
Abodah Zarah 22a-22b . Gentiles prefer
sex with cows.
Abodah Zarah 67b . "The vessels of
Gentiles, do they not impart a worsened
flavor to the food cooked in them?"
Insults Against Mary, Sanhedrin 106a .
Says Jesus' mother was a whore: "She
who was the descendant of princes
and governors played the harlot with
carpenters." Also in footnote #2 to
Shabbath 104b it is stated that in the
"uncensored" text of the Talmud it is
written that Jesus mother, "Miriam the
hairdresser," had sex with many men.
Gloats over Christ Dying Young, A
passage from Sanhedrin 106 gloats
over the early age at which Jesus died:
"Hast thou heard how old Balaam
(Jesus) was?--He replied: It is not

The Poor and Unfortunate
40.Not to afflict an orphan or a
widow (Ex. 22:21)
41.Not to reap the entire field (Lev.
19:9; Lev. 23:22)
42.To leave the unreaped corners
of the field or orchard for the
poor (Lev. 19:9)
43.Not to gather gleanings (the
ears that have fallen to the ground
while reaping)
(Lev. 19:9)
44.To leave the gleanings for the
poor (Lev. 19:9)
45.Not to gather ol'loth (the
imperfect clusters) of the vineyard
(Lev. 19:10)
46.To leave ol'loth (the imperfect
clusters) of the vineyard for the
poor (Lev. 19:10; Deut. 24:21)
47.Not to gather the single grapes
that have fallen to the ground (Lev.
19:10)
48.To leave the single grapes of the
vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10)
49.Not to return to take a forgotten
sheaf (Deut. 24:19) This applies to
all fruit trees (Deut. 24:20)
50.To leave the forgotten sheaves
for the poor (Deut. 24:19-20)
51.Not to refrain from maintaining a
poor man and giving him what he
needs (Deut. 15:7)
52.To give charity according to
one's means (Deut. 15:11)
Treatment of the Gentiles
53.To love the stranger (Deut.
10:19) (CCA61).
54.Not to wrong the stranger in
speech (Ex. 22:20)
55.Not to wrong the stranger in
buying or selling (Ex. 22:20)
56.Not to intermarry with gentiles
(Deut. 7:3)
57.To exact the debt of an alien
(Deut. 15:3)
58.To lend to an alien at interest
(Deut. 23:21)
Marriage, Divorce and Family
59.To honor father and mother (Ex.
20:12)
60.Not to smite a father or a mother
(Ex. 21:15)
61.Not to curse a father or mother
(Ex. 21:17)
62.To reverently fear father and
mother (Lev. 19:3)
63.To be fruitful and multiply (Gen.

actually stated but since it is written,
Bloody and deceitful men shall not live
out half their days it follows that he
was thirty-three or thirty-four years
old."
Says Jesus was a Sorcerer, Sanhedrin
43a . Says Jesus ("Yeshu" and in
footnote #6, Yeshu "the Nazarene")
was executed because he practiced
sorcery.
Horrible Blasphemy of Jesus, Gittin
57a . Says Jesus ( see footnote #4) is
being boiled in "hot excrement."
Sanhedrin 43a . Jesus deserved
execution: "On the eve of the
Passover, Yeshu was hanged...Do you
suppose that he was one for whom a
defense could be made? Was he not a
Mesith (enticer)?"
Attacks Christians and their Books, Rosh
Hashanah 17a . Christians ("minim") and
others who reject the Talmud will go to
hell and be punished there for all
generations (see footnote #11 for the
definition of minim).
Sanhedrin 90a.Those who read the New
Testament ("uncanonical books," see
footnote #9) will have no portion in the
world to come.
Shabbath 116a (p. 569). Jews must
destroy the books of the Christians,
i.e. the New Testament. See footnote
#6.
Israel Shahak reports that the Zionists
burned hundreds of New Testament
books in Occupied Palestine on March
23, 1980 (cf. Jewish History, Jewish
Religion, p. 21).
Sick and Insane Teachings, Gittin 69a . To
heal his flesh a Jew should take dust that
lies within the shadow of an outdoor toilet,
mix it with honey and eat it.
Shabbath 41a. The law regulating the rule
for how to urinate in a holy way is given.
Yebamoth 63a. States that Adam had
sexual intercourse with all the animals

1:28)
64.That a eunuch shall not marry a
daughter of Israel (Deut. 23:2)
65.That a bastard [Heb.mamzer =
illegitimate son] shall not marry the
daughter of a Jew (Deut.23:3)
66.That an Ammonite or Moabite
shall never marry the daughter of
an Israelite (Deut. 23:4)
67.Not to exclude a descendant of
Esau from the community of Israel
for three generations (Deut. 23:89)
68.Not to exclude an Egyptian from
the community of Israel for three
generations (Deut. 23:8-9)
69.That there shall be no harlot (in
Israel); that is, that there shall be no
intercourse with a woman, without
previous marriage with a deed of
marriage and formal declaration of
marriage (Deut.23:18)
70.To take a wife by the sacrament
of marriage (Deut.24:1)
71.That the newly married husband
shall (be free) for one year to
rejoice with his wife (Deut. 24:5)
72.That a bridegroom shall be
exempt for a whole year from taking
part in any public labor, such as
military service, guarding the wall
and similar duties (Deut. 24:5)
73.Not to withhold food, clothing or
conjugal rights from a wife (Ex.
21:10)
74.That the woman suspected of
adultery shall be dealt with as
prescribed in the Torah (Num.
5:30)
75.That one who defames his wife's
honor (by falsely accusing her of
unchastity before marriage) must
live with her all his lifetime (Deut.
22:19)
76.That a man may not divorce his
wife concerning whom he has
published an evil report (about her
unchastity before marriage) (Deut.
22:19)
77.To divorce by a formal written
document (Deut. 24:1)
78.That one who divorced his wife
shall not remarry her, if after the
divorce she had been married to
another man (Deut. 24:4)
79.That a widow whose husband
died childless must not be married
to anyone but her deceased
husband's brother (Deut. 25:5) (this
is only in effect insofar as it requires

in the Garden of Eden.
Yebamoth 63a. Declares that agriculture
is the lowest of occupations.
Sanhedrin 55b . A Jew may marry a three
year old girl (specifically, three years "and
a day" old).
Sanhedrin 54b . A Jew may have sex with
a child as long as the child is less than
nine years old.
Kethuboth 11b . "When a grown-up man
has intercourse with a little girl it is
nothing."
Yebamoth 59b . A woman who had
intercourse with a beast is eligible to
marry a Jewish priest. A woman who has
sex with a demon is also eligible to marry
a Jewish priest.
Abodah Zarah 17a. States that there is
not a whore in the world that Rabbi
Eleazar has not had sex with.
Hagigah 27a . States that no rabbi can
ever go to hell.
Baba Mezia 59b. A rabbi debates God
and defeats Him. God admits the rabbi
won the debate.
Gittin 70a . The Rabbis taught: "On
coming from a privy (outdoor toilet) a man
should not have sexual intercourse till he
has waited long enough to walk half a
mile, because the demon of the privy is
with him for that time; if he does, his
children will be epileptic."
Sanhedrin 59a: "Murdering Goyim is like
killing a wild animal."
Abodah Zara 26b: "Even the best of the
Gentiles should be killed."
Sanhedrin 59a: "A Goy (Gentile) who
pries into the law (Talmud) is guilty of
death."
Libbre David 37: "To communicate
anything with a Goy about our religious
relations would be equal to the killing of

18:15) 96. 18:9) 87. such as sensual kissing.Not to commit incest with one's fathers sister (Lev. 18:14) 95.160a: "Jews must always try to deceive Christians. 80.Not to commit incest with one's daughter (this is not explicitly in the Torah but is inferred from other explicit commands that would include it) 91.That the widow formally release the brother-in-law (if he refuses to marry her) (Deut. in her menstrual period (Lev. 18:18) 101.Not to commit incest with one's son's wife (Lev. or provocative winking which may lead to incest (Lev. however. 18:7) 84. 15: "If it be proven that someone has given the money of israelites to the Goyim. 18:17) 98.Not to commit incest with one's mother's sister (Lev. 18:8) 86.thewatcherfiles.25:5) (this is only in effect insofar as it requires the procedure of release below ) 81. 18:12) 92.Not to commit incest with one's father's wife (Lev. " Sanhedrin 105ab: "Jesus fornicated with his jackass.18:17) 99. however.Not to commit incest with the daughter of one's wife's daughter (Lev." http://www.Not to commit incest with one's son's daughter (Lev. 18:7) 85. 6b: "Jews may swear falsely by use of subterfuge wording. 1: "A Jew may keep anything he finds which belongs to the Akum (Gentile).18:10) 90. " Zohar 1. It is praiseworthy. " Choschen Ham 388. for if the Goyim knew what we teach about them.Not to commit incest with the daughter of one's wife's son (Lev.Not to commit sodomy with one's father's brother (Lev. to return lost property if it is done to honor the name of God.Not to commit incest with one's wife's sister (Lev." Hilkkoth Akum Z1: "Do not save Goyim (Gentiles) in danger of death. it is necessary that the reader . " Schabouth Hag.Not to commit incest with one's mother (Lev.Not to commit incest with one's daughter's daughter (Lev.Not to commit incest with one's father's brothers wife (Lev. 18:13) 93.htm Talmud Permits ChildAdult Sex Talmud law permits sexual intercourse between children and adults.To marry the widow of a brother who has died childless (Deut." Choschen Ham 266. they would kill us openly.Not to commit incest with one's brother's wife (Lev.Not to commit incest with one's father's wife's daughter (Lev. " Gittin 57a: "Jesus is in hell and is being punished by being boiled in semen. This doctrine is contained in a number of Mishnahs. For he who returns lost property (to Gentiles) sins against the law by increasing the power of the transgressors of the law. a way must be found after prudent consideration to wipe him off the face of this earth. 18:17) 100. Before we examine them.Not to commit sodomy with one's father (Lev. 18:10) 89. 25:7-9) Forbidden Sexual Relations 82. 18:19) all Jews.com/tal mud_tidbits.Not to indulge in familiarities with relatives. 18:16) 97. Christians are boiled in dung.18:9) 88.Not to have intercourse with a woman.Not to commit incest with one's wife's daughter (Lev.Not to commit incest with one's sister (Lev.18:6) 83.18:14) 94. carnal embracing. " Yebhamoth 11b: "Sexual intercourse with a little girl is permitted if she is of three years of age. namely if by so doing Christians will praise the Jews and look upon them as honorable people.the procedure of release below).

To rest on the first day of Passover (Ex.Not to eat leaven on Passover (Ex. 18:23) 105. (9) OR WHEN A SMALL BOY (10) HAS INTERCOURSE WITH A GROWN-UP WOMAN. 23:8) 119. 16:29) 109.To remove leaven on the Eve of Passover (Ex.That no leaven be in the Israelite's possession during Passover (Ex. 18:20) 103.To rejoice on the festivals (Deut..18:23) 106. OR [WHEN A GIRL WAS ACCIDENTALLY] INJURED BY A PIECE OF WOOD (11) — [IN ALL THESE CASES] THEIR KETHUBAH IS TWO HUNDRED [ZUZ] … — Babylonian Talmud.Not to eat any food containing leaven on Passover (Ex.Not to travel on the Sabbath outside the limits of one's place of residence (Ex.Not to have intercourse with a beast (Lev.Not to do work on the seventh day of Passover (Ex. then. WHEN A GROWN-UP MAN (7) HAS HAD SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH (8) A LITTLE GIRL.12:20) 123.That leaven shall not be seen in an Israelite's home during Passover (Ex. Soncino Talmud Glossary Zuz is a unit of currency. Lev.102.23:6-7) 118. 12:19) 122. We see.To discuss the departure from be familiar with the word kethubah. .Not to castrate the male of any species.That a woman shall not have intercourse with a beast (Lev.Not to commit sodomy with a male (Lev. 12:16.Not to do work on Sabbath (Ex. Samuel Daiches. nor a domestic or wild beast.To rest on the seventh day of Passover (Ex. A man who was of age. 20:8) 110. Lev. Rabbi Dr.Not to have intercourse with another man's wife (Lev. page 57 The translator.To appear in the Sanctuary on the festivals (Deut.To celebrate the festivals (Ex. and for a widow remarrying one hundred zuz.To sanctify the Sabbath (Ex. (b) the marriage contract specifying the mutual obligations between husband and wife and containing the amount of the endowment and any other special financial obligations assumed by the husband. 12:16. 16:16) 115. — Babylonian Talmud.That the new month shall be solemnly proclaimed as holy. According to the Soncino Talmud Glossary: KETHUBAH (Lit. and the months and years shall be calculated by the Supreme Court only (Ex.Lev. (a) a wife's marriage settlement which she is entitled to recover on her being divorced or on the death of her husband. 13:7) 125. 20:10) 111. 12:16.23:14) 113. 18:22) 104. amplifies the text with footnotes: 7. 23:12. 34:21) 112. nor a fowl (Lev. 22:24) Times and Seasons 107. 12:18) 121. 13:3) 124.To eat "matzah" [unleavened bread] on the first night of Passover (Ex. neither a man. 16:14) 114. 12:16. 23:7) 117. 12:15) 116. Tractate Kethuboth 11a Soncino 1961 Edition. The minimum settlement for a virgin is two hundred zuz. 23:8) 120. 12:2) 108.To rest on Sabbath (Ex. 'a written [document]').Not to do work on the first day of Passover (Ex. Lev. Now let's look at a Mishnah from Kethuboth 11a: MISHNAH. that a dollar (or zuz) value is put on virginity.

To rest on Rosh Hashanah [i.Egypt on the first night of Passover (Ex. 'who came on'.. 23:29) (CCN152) 135. — Rabbi Dr.To fast on Yom Kippur i. Sukkot] (Lev. 9. shofar or ram's horn] (Num. 14:11) 8.e the day of Atonement (Lev.e the feast of Trumpets] (Lev. so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean (Deut. 23:42) Dietary Laws 143. 11:11) 147. Religious precept and duty accompany man from his earliest years to the grave and beyond it.To rest on the Yom Kippur (Lev. or when a small boy has intercourse with a grown-up woman …" It is obvious that sex activity between a grown man and a little girl. 23:25) 132.Not to eat the flesh of unclean beasts (Lev. 23:36) 141. 23:31) (CCN151) 136. 23:15) 128.29:1) 133.To examine the marks in cattle (so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean) (Lev. first sheaves of the barley harvest) (Lev.To take during Sukkot a palm branch and the other three plants (Lev. Less than three years old.Not to do work on the first day of the feast of Tabernacles.Not to do work on Yom Kippur (Lev.To rest on Pentecost (Lev. Hertz (38) Thus. Recall the words of the Very Reverend the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire the late Dr. 23:35) 138. [Heb.23:36) 140.To examine the marks in fowl.Not to do work on Rosh Hashanah (Lev. is a part of the woof and the warp of everyday Talmud life. and between a grown woman and a little boy. Daiches Let's review the above-cited Mishnah: "When a grown-up man has had sexual intercourse with a little girl.. 10. Less than nine years of age. Joseph Herman Hertz: Religion in the Talmud attempts to penetrate the whole of human life with the sense of law and right. 23:35) 139.To rest on the first day of the feast of Tabernacles or Booths.e.Not to do work on the eighth day of the feast of Tabernacles (Lev. everything is regulated and sanctified by religion. (Lev. Lit.To hear the sound of the Trumpet [Heb.Not to eat unclean fish (Lev.To dwell in booths seven days during Sukkot (Lev.To examine the marks in fishes (so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean (Lev. 23:40) 142. in the eyes of the Sages.To rest on the eighth day of the feast of Tabernacles (Lev.Not to eat leaven after mid-day on the fourteenth of Nissan (Deut. 16:3) 127. 13:8) 126. — Rabbi Dr.To count forty-nine days from the time of the cutting of the Omer (i.Not to eat or drink on Yom Kippur (Lev. There is no prohibition on sexual activity between adults and young children — it is simply regulated. 11:4) 145. 11:9) 146. 23:24) (CCA29) 131. if the Talmud permits girls three years old and younger to be sexually . such relationships. They guide his desires and actions at every moment. as a result of which she injured the hymen. 23:21) 130. 23:21) 129. Nothing human is in its eyes mean or trivial. are unremarkable. Lit. 11:2) 144. 'One who was injured by wood'. 23:27) 134.Not to do work on the feast of Pentecost (Lev. 11. 23:32) 137.

11:13) 149. etc. (1) When I said it before Samuel he said: 'Injured by a piece of wood' does not apply to (2) flesh.Not to eat or drink like a glutton or a drunkard (not to rebel against father or mother) (Lev. (6) it is as if one puts the finger into the eye. 12:23) 159. 11:43 and 46) 154.22:6-7) 162. It means (5) this: When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing. 12:21) 158.Not to eat of winged insects (Deut.Not to do wrong in buying or selling (Lev. in violation of any of the rules.148.Not to eat blood (Lev. 7:23) 167. GEMARA. R.To cover the blood of undomesticated animals (deer. OR WHEN A SMALL BOY HAS INTERCOURSE WITH A GROWN-UP WOMAN. MEIR. 11:41-42) 152.Not to eat a worm found in fruit (Lev. so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years.Not to eat the flesh of an ox that was condemned to be stoned (Ex.Not to eat the flesh of a beast that died of itself (Deut. (7) but when a small boy .22:30) 156. Daiches explains in the footnotes that. the Sages discuss the issues.) and of fowl that have been killed (Lev.Not to eat things that swarm in the water (Lev. Some teach this teaching by itself: (3) [As to] a small boy who has intercourse with a grown-up woman. 11:41) 151.Not to eat unclean fowl (Lev.Not to boil meat with milk (Ex.Not to eat a limb removed from a living beast (Deut. for when the girl is less than this. just as tears come to the eye again and again. 17:13) 169. 21:20) Business Practices 170.Not to eat the flesh of a beast that is torn (Ex. BUT THE SAGES SAY: A GIRL WHO WAS INJURED ACCIDENTALLY BY A PIECE OF WOOD — HER KETHUBAH IS A MANEH! (4) Raba said.Not to take the mother-bird with the young (Deut. 14:19) 155.To examine the marks in locusts. deer and fowl according to the law if their flesh is to be eaten (Deut.22:28) 160. 25:14) 171. 19:26. 11:21) 150. Deut. Rab said. Regenerating Virginity In the Gemara that follows the Mishnah of Kethuboth 11a (cited above). 11:44) 153. 32:33) 166.Not to borrow on interest (Deut.Not to eat of things that creep upon the earth (Lev. Oshaia objected: WHEN A GROWNUP MAN HAS HAD INTERCOURSE WITH A LITTLE GIRL. 7:26) 168. 23:19) 164.Not to eat the fat of the offering (Lev.Not to eat any vermin of the earth (Lev.Not to make a loan to an Israelite on interest (Lev. he makes her [as though she were] injured by a piece of wood.Not to eat the of the thigh-vein which shrank (Gen. 25:37) 172. OR WHEN A GIRL WAS ACCIDENTALLY INJURED BY A PIECE OF WOOD — [IN ALL THESE CASES] THEIR KETHUBAH IS TWO HUNDRED [ZUZ]. whereas Samuel said: 'Injured by a piece of wood' does not apply to flesh. They say having intercourse with a girl younger than three is like putting a finger in the eye. 22:6) 161. 23:20) (because this would cause the lender to sin) used by adults. 34:26) 165.To slay cattle. that is the law. Rab Judah said that Rab said: A small boy who has intercourse with a grown-up woman makes her [as though she were] injured by a piece of wood. 21:28) 163.To set the mother-bird free when taking the nest (Deut. technically speaking. SO ACCORDING TO R. 14:21) 157. The concern of the Sages is to ensure that the adult is not.Not to eat flesh with milk (Ex. so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean (Lev. Rabbi Dr.Not to slaughter an animal and its young on the same day (Lev.

Not to commit fraud in measuring (Lev. Tractate Kethuboth 11b Soncino 1961 Edition.Not to possess inaccurate measures and weights (Deut. 23:26) 188. nor as a writer of the bond for them (Ex. 23:25-26) 186. nor as a witness. Judah. Servants and Slaves 184. 19:35) 182.Not to permit a gentile to treat harshly a Hebrew bondman sold to him (Lev.Not to exact a pledge from a debtor by force (Deut.That the hired laborer shall be permitted to eat of the produce he is reaping (Deut.. nevertheless the woman is injured by it as by a piece of wood. the difference of opinion between Rab and Samuel with regard to that question was recorded without any reference to R.25:1314) Employees. 24:12) 179. 22:24) 174. 22:24) 175.To lend to a poor person (Ex. 24:15) 189. . when the creditor knows that he cannot pay.Not to delay payment of a hired man's wages (Lev. Although the intercourse of a small boy is not regarded as a sexual act.Not to sell a Hebrew servant as a slave (Lev.Not to compel the Hebrew servant to do the work of a slave (Lev. Meir and the Sages.' and [with regard to the case of] 'a girl injured by a piece of wood.Not to take a pledge from a widow (Deut.That a hired laborer shall not eat produce that is not being harvested (Deut. 25:39) 191.Not to send away a Hebrew bondman servant empty handed.22:24) 176. 23:25) 187. 19:13) 185. — Babylonian Talmud. nor press him (Ex. 2. I.24:6) 177.To deal judicially with the Hebrew bondman in accordance with the laws appertaining to him (Ex. 3.Not to treat a Hebrew servant rigorously (Lev.To return a pledge to its owner (Deut. 25:42) 192. 4.e. Lit. page 57-58 Rabbi Dr. The Sages differ only with regard to a girl injured by a piece of wood. 24:17) 181. The Mishnah would consequently be against Rab and for Samuel. has intercourse with a grown-up woman he makes her as 'a girl who is injured by a piece of wood.Not to take part in any usurious transaction between borrower and lender. Samuel Daiches amplifies the text with footnotes (page 58): 1.That the hired laborer shall not take more than he can eat (Deut. 24:13) 180.Not to take in pledge utensils used in preparing food (Deut.' itself.Not to keep the pledge from its owner at the time when he needs it (Deut.Not to demand from a poor man repayment of his debt. 21:2-6) 190. 24:10) 178. 'is not in'. 25:53) 194. but not with regard to a small boy who has intercourse with a grown-up woman. neither as a surety.To ensure that scales and weights are correct (Lev. This shows that the latter case cannot be compared with the former case.To pay wages to the hired man at the due time (Deut. 19:36) 183..173. 25:43) 193. there is the difference of opinion between R.

Nid. Lit.To redeem a Hebrew maidservant (Ex. CONVERTED. 15:13) 195.Not to wrong such a slave (Deut. tears come to the eye again and again. less than three years old.Not to reap the aftermath that grows in the Sabbatical year.Not to muzzle a beast. Daiches To a person unaccustomed with the Talmud culture.Not to swear needlessly (Ex. cases are cited. 45a. 23:11) (Lev. A WOMAN CAPTIVE. to his owner who lives outside Palestine (Deut. 15:14) 196. 30:2-17) 207. 23:22) 5. AND A WOMAN SLAVE. 25:46) 200. 20:7) 205. AND THERE IS WITH REGARD TO THEM THE CLAIM OF [NON-]VIRGINITY. 6.Not to delay in fulfilling vows or bringing vowed or free-will offerings (Deut. But what of a woman who. so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years. and the Sages discuss the wounds suffered by the young girls as a result of the intercourse. who has fled to the land of Israel. in the same way as it is reaped in other MISHNAH. and the same should be done to a Hebrew bondwoman (Deut.when he is freed from service (Deut. while it is working in produce which it can eat and enjoy (Deut. as a little girl below the age of three years.That a man should fulfill whatever he has uttered (Deut. Oaths and Swearing 203.. 7. 30:3) 208. according to the rules set forth in the Torah (Num. Lev. Cf. judgments are weighed and debated. — Rabbi Dr..To bestow liberal gifts upon the Hebrew bondsman (at the end of his term of service).Not to till the ground in the Sabbatical year (Lev.25:2) 211.. A WOMAN PROSELYTE.Not to break a vow (Num. 23:11. 'here'. 210.To keep the Canaanite slave forever (Lev. WHO HAVE BEEN REDEEMED.To swear by His name truly (Deut. I.To cease from tilling the land in the Sabbatical year (Ex. was raped or otherwise subjected to sexual intercourse? The Sages rule that the kethubah of such a woman is set as if The Sabbatical and Jubilee Years she were still a virgin. it may seem that discussion of sexual intercourse between grown men and very young girls is merely theoretical. 23:24) 204. 21:8-9) 199. 19:12) 206. More on Regenerating Virginity We know that the amount of a woman's kethubah depends on her virginity on her wedding day. 'says'. 25:4) 213.To decide in cases of annulment of vows.Not to violate an oath or swear falsely (Lev. But as we shall see. 21:8) 198. 23:16) 201. OR FREED [WHEN THEY WERE] LESS THAN THREE YEARS AND ONE DAY OLD — THEIR KETHUBAH IS TWO HUNDRED [ZUZ]. Tractate . 25:4) Vows. 25:2) 212.To espouse a Hebrew maidservant (Ex. 23:17) 202.25:4) 214. 10:20) 209.Not to do any work on the trees in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 21:8) 197.Not to sell a Hebrew maidservant to another person (Ex.To let the land lie fallow in the Sabbatical year (Ex. (17) — Babylonian Talmud.e. that is. Lit.Not to surrender a slave.

22:13-14) 232.Not to demand return of a loan after the Sabbatical year has passed (Deut. No Guilt is Incurred" In modern America. 25:11) 224.To appoint judges and officers in every community of Israel (Deut. That is. Americans generally consider sex with a fifteen year old. If they had sexual intercourse before they were three years and one day old the hymen would grow again. 25:5) 215. 15:9) 220. 17.To adjudicate cases of loss for which a gratuitous borrower is liable (Ex. Nid. Daiches (25) See also the discussion of Niddah 44b and 45a. Talmudic law works on the reverse . 25:9) 217. 25:24) The Court and Judicial Procedure 227.Not to reap the aftermath of the field that grew of itself in the Jubilee Year.To judge cases of liability of a paid depositary (Ex. in the Jubilee Year (Lev. V. sex between an adult and a child is condemned in proportion to the youth of the child.Not to refrain from making a loan to a poor man. below.To keep the Jubilee year holy by resting and letting the land lie fallow (Lev. page 54 This seems like a generous and humanitarian ruling. He tells us that. according to the Sages.To assemble the people to hear the Torah at the close of the seventh year (Deut. 44b and 45a.To judge cases of damage caused by an uncovered pit (Ex. in the same way as in other years (Lev. 25:11) 226. "… Of Lesser Age. 25:8) 222. even if he is expert in other branches of knowledge (Deut. 25:5) 216. The younger the child.To release debts in the seventh year (Deut. 15:2) 219.21:33-34) Kethuboth 11a Soncino 1961 Edition.Not to gather the fruit of the tree in the Jubilee Year. and a threeyear-old on a continuous scale of condemnation. 9a and 11b and cf. a twelve year old.To adjudicate cases of purchase and sale (Lev. But Dr. the creation of a legal fiction of virginity when the woman is no longer physiologically a virgin. and they would be virgins. 15:2) 218. the hymen of a girl younger than three literally grows back again. the greater the condemnation. 25:10) 223. a person who is not well versed in the laws of the Torah. — Rabbi Dr. As we continue to explore the Talmud doctrines on child-adult sex.To count the years of the Jubilee by years and by cycles of seven years (Lev. a six year old. because of the release of loans in the Sabbatical year (Deut. we will see further confirmation that the Talmud Sages believed that the hymen regenerates in a girl younger than three.Not to gather the fruit of the tree in the Sabbatical year in the same way as it is gathered in other years (Lev. 27:8-11) 233.Not to appoint as a judge.To adjudicate cases of inheritances (Num.To sound the Ram's horn in the Sabbatical year (Lev. 25:11) 225. Daiches corrects us. 1:17) 229. 31:12) 221. 25:14) 230.To grant redemption to the land in the Jubilee year (Lev. 16:18) 228. in the same way as in other years (Lev.Not to cultivate the soil nor do any work on the trees. 22:9) 231.years (Lev.

To judge cases of injuries caused by beasts (Ex. Samuel said: Pederasty with a child below three years is not treated as with a child above that.Not to testify falsely (Ex. whilst he who is unable to engage in sexual intercourse cannot be a passive subject of pederasty [in that respect]. but notice. bestiality said to be committed "naturally" when a man uses the vaginal passage of the beast.To give the decision according to the majority.That. who has testified in a capital case. 22:6-7) 238. 22:8) 239.Not to render iniquitous decisions (Lev. (2) What is the basis of their dispute? — Rab maintains that only he who is able to engage in sexual intercourse. (4) It has been taught in accordance with Rab: Pederasty at the age of nine years . and "unnaturally" when a man uses the anal passage of the beast. 35:30) 243. 19:15) 254. as with womankind: it is abomination. 20:13) 242. 23:1) 244.Not to take a bribe (Ex. 23:2) 249. as the passive subject of pederasty throw guilt [upon the active offender]. 21:35-36) 235. 19:15) 253. — Leviticus 18:22 (KJV) The Old Testament prohibits a man lying with a man.That a transgressor shall not testify (Ex.19:15) 248. shall not lay down the law in that particular case (Num.To adjudicate other cases between a plaintiff and a defendant (Ex. 19:15) 252.234. 24:16) 245.That one who possesses evidence shall testify in Court (Lev.5:1) 241. Thou shalt not lie with mankind.Not to decide a case on the evidence of a single witness (Deut. in capital cases. according to the view of the majority.22:4) 236.To examine witnesses thoroughly (Deut. in capital cases.Not to decide. The Sages make a similar distinction for the couplings of a woman with a beast. those who are for acquittal (Ex. the Talmud Sages arrive at their position on pederasty.That the court shall not accept the testimony of a close relative of the defendant in matters of capital punishment (Deut. 23:1) 246. 23:2) 250. [And thou shalt not lie with mankind] as with the lyings of a woman. GEMARA. 13:15) 247.To treat parties in a litigation with equal impartiality (Lev. one who had argued for acquittal. 23:2) 251.That a witness.To adjudicate cases of damage caused by trespass of cattle (Ex. when those who are for condemnation exceed by one only. 22:27) 240. Thus. the Old Testament does not prohibit a man lying with a boy. In the following. may. 23:8) scale: sex with younger children is less significant than sex with older children. 22:5) 237.Not to favor a great man when trying a case (Lev. How did this doctrine come about? Scripture states thus: 22. shall not later on argue for condemnation (Ex.Not to hear one of the parties to a suit in the absence of the other party (Ex. (3) But Samuel maintains: Scripture writes.To adjudicate cases of damage caused by a gratuitous depositary (Ex. … Rab said: Pederasty with a child below nine years of age is not deemed as pederasty with a child above that. when there is a difference of opinion among the members of the Sanhedrin as to matters of law (Ex.To adjudicate cases of damage caused by fire (Ex.Not to curse a judge (Ex.

but if one committed sodomy with a child of lesser age.Not to leave something that might cause hurt (Deut." See also the final sentence of footnote 5: "… nine years (and a day) is the minimum age of the Injuries and Damages passive partner for the adult to be 263. 25:12) Property and Property Rights 267.Not to execute one guilty of a capital offense. when trying a case (Deut. is liable to punishment. 35:12) 261. but only on the evidence of two witnesses.To make a parapet for your roof liable. by the poverty of one of the parties (Ex. Samuel makes three the minimum. A male. At nine years a male attains sexual matureness. 19:15) 257. Lev.24:17) 258. who saw what actually occurred (Ex. H. 4.Not to sell a field in the land of Israel in perpetuity (Lev.Not to spare a pursuer. 23:3. 25:12) 266. Thus the point of comparison is the sexual matureness of woman. Rabbi Dr. Tractate Sanhedrin 54b . 19:14) 271.) 264. XVIII.55a Soncino 1961 Edition. 5.Not to pervert the judgment of strangers or orphans (Deut. whether naturally or unnaturally.Not to rebel against the orders of the Court (Deut.255.19:11) 272. 17:11) and a day. 23:6) 259. aged nine years .To accept the rulings of every Supreme Court in Israel (Deut. no guilt is incurred. no guilt is incurred. before he has stood his trial (Num. or a woman who causes herself to be bestially abused.That houses sold within a walled city may be redeemed within a year (Lev. Note particularly footnote 2: "… but if one committed sodomy with a child of lesser age." (See Soncino Talmud Glossary (Deut. I.Not to deny falsely another's property rights (Lev.Not to remove landmarks (property boundaries) (Deut. 25:23) 268.Not to pervert the judgment of a sinner (a person poor in fulfillment of commandments) (Ex. Lev.e..Not to change the character of the open land (about the cities of) the Levites or of their fields.Not to render a decision on one's personal opinion. or uncovers his nakedness (Deut.Not to be moved in trying a case. 23:7) 260. 1:17) 256. but he is to be slain before he reaches the pursued and slays the latter. page 371 The translator.Never to settle in the land of Egypt (Deut. 3. (5) — Babylonian Talmud. whether naturally or unnaturally.To save the pursued even at the cost of the life of the pursuer (Deut. 22:8) 265. Rab makes nine years the minimum. Freedman. 22:8) for definition of Baraitha. [55a] [he] who commits bestiality.17:11) 262. 25:34) 269. but it may be redeemed at any time (Lev. (Rashi reads [H] instead of the [H] in our printed texts. 25:29) 270. which is reached at the age of three.Not to swear falsely in denial of another's property rights (Lev. 19:11) 273. 17:16) 2.Not to be afraid of a bad man. amplifies the text with footnotes. not to sell it in perpetuity. 22.

Not to covet what belongs to another (Ex.To inter the executed on the day of execution (Deut.That the Court shall pass sentence of death by strangulation (Lev. 19:11) 275.To establish six cities of refuge (for those who committed accidental homicide) (Deut. where only the sex of the passive participant is mentioned. Lev. 26:25) 286. 20:13) 279.22:24) 289.Not to rob by violence (Lev. 19:3) 295. the punishment being incurred by the adult offender. if the age reference is to the active party. 20:10) 287. 5:18) 284.Not to steal personal property (Lev. 21:20.Not to indulge in evil thoughts and sights (Num. 15:39) Punishment and Restitution 285. 35:25) 294.Not to defraud (Lev. 5:23) 276. 21:23) 291. The first — a male aged nine years and a day — refers to the passive subject of pederasty.Not to pretend not to have seen lost property.Not to slay an innocent person (Ex. Thou shalt not lie with mankind.That the dead body of an executed criminal shall not remain hanging on the tree over night (Deut. 20:14) 283. This must be its meaning — because firstly. the active offender is never explicitly designated as a male.That the Court shall pass sentence of death by burning with fire (Lev. 21:23) 292. 20:14) 288. it being understood. but if there is any doubt.Not to crave something that belongs to another (Deut.To restore that which one took by robbery (Lev.Not to accept ransom from an accidental homicide. the passive adult does not incur guilt unless the other party is at least nine years and a day? Hence the Baraitha supports Rab's contention that nine years (and a day) is the minimum age of the passive partner for the adult to be liable.That the Court shall pass sentence of death by decapitation with the sword (Ex. 22:1) 277.To decapitate the heifer in the and a day who commits etc. and secondly. 19:13) 281.To hang the dead body of one who has incurred that penalty (Deut.Not to accept ransom from a murderer (Num.Not to kidnap any person of Israel (Ex.274. 35:31) 293. why single out pederasty: in all crimes of incest. — Rabbi Dr. so as to relieve him from exile (Num. 20:13) 280. 35:32) 296.To exile one who committed accidental homicide (Num.That the Court shall pass sentence of death by stoning (Deut.To return lost property (Deut. just as the Bible states. to avoid the obligation to return it (Deut.] There are thus three distinct clauses in this Baraitha. 22:3) Criminal Laws 278. the Soncino scholars put the matter to rest: No guilt is incurred with a boy child younger than nine. Freedman The plain English meaning of the Talmud text is clear. . 21:22) 290. the guilt being incurred by the passive adult party. 19:13) 282.

To heed the call of every prophet in each generation. not to strike anyone) 306.To adjudge a thief to pay compensation or (in certain cases) suffer death (Ex.18:15) 310.Not to plow nor sow the rough valley (in which a heifer's neck was broken) (Deut. whose English translation of the Talmud was republished in 1918. Out of Context? When quoted. censored the Sages' teaching on this issue.Not to exceed the statutory number of stripes laid on one who has incurred that punishment (Deut. 21:37. expurgation. 19:19) 308. Ex. the perpetrator of which remained undiscovered) (Deut. 22:26) Prophecy 309.(6) But now the full context of Sanhedrin 54b and 55a — and indeed. 22:1) 299.That one who has raped a damsel and has then (in accordance with the law) married her. Censorship. The 1918 Edition of Rabbi Rodkinson's Talmud was published under the editorship of Rabbi Dr. 18:20) 311. the pioneer of Reform Judaism. Laura and other Orthodox spokesmen. the complete Sanhedrin — is available to the readers of Come and Hear™. 22:15-16) 301.Not to inflict punishment on the sabbath (Ex. those passages in Tractate Sanhedrin 54b and 55a are sometimes said to be taken out of context. in imposing the prescribed penalties on one who has caused damage (Deut. Thus we see that Orthodox Jewish doctrines concerning homosexuality are not accurately represented by Dr. 19:13) 307. 21:4) 297. nor takes away from the Torah (Deut. I. Rabbi Rodkinson explains his censorship in a footnote: We deem it expedient not to translate about two pages of the text preceding the next Mishna.To impose a penalty of fifty shekels upon the seducer (of an unbetrothed virgin) and enforce the other rules in connection with the case (Ex. 25:2) 305. 35:3) (because some punishments were inflicted by fire) 304. 21:16. 22:29) 303.Not to prophesy falsely (Deut. Wise. It does not help people of different religions . it would be undesirable to express in the English language … — Rabbi Rodkinson (26) For further discussion. and giving the discussion with questions and answers.To punish the wicked by the infliction of stripes (Deut. see "Rabbi Rodkinson Censors the Talmud" in Do Not Censor the Talmud.That the violator (of an unbetrothed virgin) shall marry her (Deut.manner prescribed (in expiation of a murder on the road. 21:4) 298. and denial of the clear and obvious meaning of basic religious text do not help interreligious understanding. 25:3) (and by implication.Not to spare the offender. 22:28-29) 302. M. Please. 21:18-19) 300.That he who inflicts a bodily injury shall pay monetary compensation (Ex. Theologian James Trimm is one who makes this protest. provided that he neither adds to. treating of miserable crimes with men and animals.Not to punish any one who has committed an offense under duress (Deut.To do unto false witnesses as they had purposed to do (to the accused) (Deut. Rabbi Michael Rodkinson. Ex. may not divorce her (Deut.Not to refrain from putting a false prophet to death nor to be in even in incest.

including three Supreme Court Justices. above). 19:4) 315. Idolaters and Idolatrous Practices 312. offerings. but to stand by at his execution (Deut. The lack of reliable authoritative information on the doctrines of Judaic law is a significant problem as American society and law becomes more Talmudized.Not to lead the children of Israel astray to idolatry (Ex. 19:4) 332.Not to make use of an idol or its accessory objects. even if that is not its mode of worship (Ex. It is thus the clear civic duty of every American to become intimately acquainted with the Talmud. 13:9) 327. in Sanhedrin 54b- .Not to prophesy in the name of an idol (Ex. 13:12) 324. America Is Rapidly Becoming Talmudized In 1999. 23:13. 13:9) 326. 20:5) 320. nor cause them to swear by it (Ex.Not to adopt the institutions of idolaters nor their customs (Lev.come-andhear.Not to turn one's attention to idolatry (Lev. H. 34:17. Lev.Not to swear by an idol to its worshipers. 18:3. 23:13) 331. the American Orthodox Jewish community held a kosher dinner in the Supreme Court building to celebrate the establishment of the National Institute for Judaic Law. 12:2-3) 325. The purpose of the Institute is to introduce Talmudic laws into the US legal system and law schools.fear of him (Deut. 13:9) 329. (31) The dinner was attended by 200 people. the Supreme Court agreed to consider an amicus brief based wholly on Talmudic law (see Sentence and Execution).Not to make a graven image. 18:22) (negative) Idolatry.A person whom he attempted to entice shall not refrain from giving evidence of the enticer's guilt. 13:9) 330.Not to make any figures for ornament. or libations (Deut. even if they are not worshipped (Ex. 20:5) 319.come-andhear.A person whom he attempted to entice to idolatry shall not urge pleas for the acquittal of the enticer (Deut. 23:13) 323.Not to bow down to an idol. 32:38) 318.Not to use the ornament of any object of idolatrous worship (Deut. Lev.Not to entice an Israelite to idolatry (Deut. 13:4) 322.come-andhear.Not to save the enticer from capital punishment.Not to give up hating the enticer to idolatry (Deut. See What We're About.Not to drink wine of idolaters (Deut.com/editor/cp-jw-01-08-03 Oedipal Incest According to Rabbi Dr.Not to worship an idol in the way in which it is usually worshipped (Ex. if he has such evidence (Deut. Deut. Read articles at: Death Penalty: http://www. 20:20) 314.Not to make idols even for others (Ex.com/editor/capunish_1.To destroy idolatry and its appurtenances (Deut.Not to hearken to one who prophesies in the name of an idol (Deut. 7:26) 317.18:20) 321. 20:4) 313. neither to make it oneself nor to have it made by others (Ex. Freedman (footnote 5. 7:25) 316. Such information gaps can cause unwanted societal consequences. 13:9) 328.html Kosher Dinner: http://www. 20:23) understand each others' faiths.com/editor/cp-jp-11-09-2002 and http://www. In November 2002.Not to love the enticer to idolatry (Deut.

(Deut.Not to enquire of a familiar — Babylonian Talmud. 13:16-17) 356.Not to consult familiar spirits or the "passive" adult. 18:10) SODOMY WITH A MALE OR A BEAST. I. astrology (Lev.Not to set up a pillar (for lesser age. or seasons -i. Rab makes nine 349. 18:11) 343.Not to practice observing times incur guilt unless the other party is at least nine years and a day. HE WHO COMMITS practices in general. But head. 18:11) 345. page 367 344.Not to practice magical MISHNAH.Not to show favor to idolaters makes three the (Deut.Not to plant a tree for worship (Deut. the passive adult does not witchcraft to live (Ex.333. 7:2) 354.Not to practice the art of AND A WOMAN THAT COMMITS casting spells over snakes and BESTIALITY ARE STONED.Not to enquire of a wizard) (Deut. Tractate spirit or ghost (Deut. 353. Freedman (21) that has become idolatrous and burn that city (Deut.Not to rebuild a city that has been led astray to idolatry (Deut. Sanhedrin 54a 18:11) Soncino 1961 Edition. 23:33) 355. "in all crimes 334. 18:10) 340. 19:31) 339. Samuel 352. like is not punishable (Sanhedrin 54b-55a. 18:11) 342.Not to round the corners of the suffer the death penalty. 22:17) 335. Recall Rabbi Dr. 19:27) under the age of nine years and a day 347.Not to tattoo the body like the idolaters (Lev. of course. 7:2) minimum. Consenting adults who engage in homosexuality like the idolaters (Lev. Deut. This clears matters up. ghosts (Lev. 16:21) sodomy with a child of 351.Not to suffer any one practicing of incest. 14:1) if one committed 350.Not to practice specific magic by using stones herbs or objects." Therefore. 341.Not to practice have sexual intercourse with her superstitions/witchcraft (doing things based on signs and potions.Not to remove the entire beard.e. above). 19:28) 2.Not to settle idolaters in our land (Ex. scorpions (Deut.Not to seek the dead (Deut. 19:31) 338. Freedman's the idolaters (Lev. 14:1) clear statement of the doctrine: 348. as the idolatrous priests do homosexuality with a male child (Lev. no guilt is worship) (Deut.To slay the inhabitants of a city — Rabbi Dr.Not to make a bald spot for the years the minimum. 16:22) incurred. 23:32.Not to cut oneself or make incisions in one's flesh in grief. idolatrous) nations (Ex.Not to pass a child through the fire to Molech (Lev. 19:28. In such using charms and incantations) an arrangement.. 19:27) 346.Not to consult wizards (Lev.e. the mother would be (Lev. 19:26) 337. 18:21) 55a the Sages confirm. 19:26) a mother who encourages her son to 336.(Deut. but dead (Deut. Deut.Not to make a covenant with the seven (Canaanite. incurs no guilt if her son is younger than nine years old and a day.13:17) Adult Male Homosexuality Female Homosexuality .

page 512 . the 371.That the Priest shall put on priestly vestments for the service (Ex.Not to eat the produce of diverse seeds sown in a vineyard (Deut. … Women who practise lewdness with one another are disqualified from marrying a priest. All of this paints a different picture of Orthodox Jewish doctrine on homosexuality — as enshrined in the G-d-given law of the Talmud. the answer depends 369. then.That the fruit of fruit-bearing trees in the fourth year of their planting shall be sacred like the second tithe and eaten in Jerusalem (Lev. she still be eligible to marry a priest? 18:15) As we shall see.Not to tear the High Priest's robe (Ex. and he committed the first stage of cohabitation with her.Num. he thereby renders her unfit to the priesthood. 22:5) 366.. the question before the Sages is this: If a mother The Firstborn 368.That the Priest shall not enter the Sanctuary at all times (i.That a man shall not wear women's clothing (Deut. 19:24) 362. Here. … Our Rabbis taught: If a woman sported lewdly with her young son [a minor].Not to sow grain or herbs in a vineyard (Deut. Hiyya the son of Rabbah b. Ex.19:19) 360. 13:18) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 358. 22:10) Clothing 365.e. Hisda's name. 22:5) 367. others state. 19:19) 359.That a woman should not wear men's clothing (Deut.To redeem the firstling of an on the son's age. 18:17) High Priest.To break the neck of the firstling of an ass if it is not incest with an older boy brings redeemed (Ex.Not to eat the fruit of a tree for three years from the time it was planted (Lev. Ex. 13:13. would male (Ex. 22:9) 363. 28:2) 373. 16:2) 375. Beth Hillel declare her fit.Not to sow different kinds of seed together in one field (Lev. — Beth Shammai say. Tractate Yebamoth 76a Soncino 1961 Edition. incest with a ass (Ex. page 311.Not to cross-breed cattle of different species (Lev. Nahmani said in R. What would Dr. 22:11) But what of female homosexuality? GEMARA. 13:13. 34:20) young boy is not a concern.To redeem the firstborn human committed incest with her son.at times when he is not performing service) (Lev. 34:20. yoked together (Deut. Thus a woman who never had ambitions to marry a priest suffers no sanction for her homosexual activity.Not to work with beasts of different species. Hisda said in .Not to redeem the firstling of a Sages debate the threshold age. 13:13. Laura say if she knew? Or does she? More on Oedipal Incest In the following passage. Priests and Levites 372. 28:32) 374.Not to wear garments made of wool and linen mixed together (Deut.357. The ruling. clean beast (Num.Not to make use of the property of city that has been so led astray (Deut. — Babylonian Talmud. is only that a woman who "commits lewdness" with another is disqualified from marrying a priest.513 The same statement appears in Shabbath 65a. R. Ex.That the ordinary Priest shall GEMARA. 34:20) consequences to the adult. R. 19:23) 361. while 370. Again. 22:9) 364.

When a boy of that age could cause conception. and mourn for them like other Israelites. 21:1-3) 376.To show honor to a Priest. even if they are relatives (Lev.That a Priest who is unclean shall not enter the courtyard (Num. who are commanded to mourn for their relatives (Lev.That the High Priest shall not marry a widow (Lev. Freedman The issue rests on the boy's theoretical ability to cause conception. 21:23) 390.That the sons of Aaron defile themselves for their deceased relatives (by attending their burial).not defile himself by contact with any dead.That a person with a physical blemish shall not enter the Sanctuary further than the altar (Lev. 21:15) 387. We must base our ruling on the earlier generations. Freedman. 21:14) 386. 21:21) 389.21:3) 377. 21:11) 384.That a Priest who had an immersion during the day (to cleanse him from his uncleanness) shall not serve in the Sanctuary until after sunset (Lev. he cannot (theoretically) engage in sexual intercourse (see above. 21:17) 388. because he profanes her (Lev.To send the unclean out of the Camp. whilst that of one less than eight years is not: (2) their dispute refers only to one who is eight years old. 22:2-3) 391. but (3) Beth Hillel hold that we do not. 5:2-3) This refers to the Camp of the Sanctuary 393. other than immediate relatives (Lev. Beth Hillel agree that she is invalidated from the priesthood. "… the intercourse of a small boy is not regarded as a sexual act"). This is a specialized definition of sexual intercourse. 21:7) 379. Dr. 21:7) 381. (32) He amplifies the text with footnotes.That a Priest with a temporary blemish shall not serve there (Lev. Beth Shammai maintaining. 2.That a High Priest shall not go (under the same roof) with a dead body (Lev. 21:7) 380.That a Priest who is unclean shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Lev. So that if he was nine years and a day or more. — Babylonian Talmud.That a Priest shall not marry a harlot (Lev. — Rabbi Dr. uses "cohabitation" to denote sexual intercourse.That the sons or descendants of Aaron shall bless Israel (Num. footnote 1. 21:13) 385.That the High Priest shall not cohabit with a widow. 6:23) Ze'iri's name: All agree that the connection of a boy aged nine years and a day is a real connection.That the High Priest shall marry a virgin (Lev. Since (theoretically) a boy younger than nine cannot cause conception. from page 58. Tractate Sanhedrin 69b Soncino 1961 Edition.That a person with a physical blemish shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Lev.That a Priest shall not marry a profaned woman (Lev. and to give him precedence in all things that are holy (Lev. that is. even without marriage. 21:8) 382.That a Priest shall not marry a divorced woman (Lev. page 470 The translator. The boy's youth also exempts the man who sodomizes him — from moral . 5:2) 392. Beth Shammai agree that she is not 3. 21:6) 378. whilst if he was less that eight.That a High Priest shall not defile himself with any dead. out of the Sanctuary (Num. 21:11) 383.

This rule is inferred from the law of the Paschal offering. these to serve also as cities of refuge (Num.That a preist [kohein] who is unclean shall not eat of the t'rumah (Lev.22:28) 404. the translator again helps us out with a footnote. and the same nine years old. then the t'rumah. applies to other holy things.That the Levite shall serve in the Sanctuary (Num.That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any portion of territory in the land (of Israel) (Deut. the 402.That one not a descendant of Aaron in the male line shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) (Num. 18:1) 401. but on festivals. and the Scripture does not apply. 35:2) 399. 18:1) 400.Not to alter the order of separating the t'rumah and the tithes. 22:10) but it is not explicitly set forth in the Torah.15:20) 395. the man who lies with him is in violation of Scripture. by similarity of phrase (Ex. above: Why wouldn't a mother like that be charged with incest? We have seen this explanation from Rabbi Dr. And now we have the answer to a question that might have occurred to the reader when we discussed incest between mother and son. The first — a male aged nine years and a day — refers to the passive subject of pederasty. they all serve together (Deut.That an uncircumcised person conclusion is drawn that incest is not shall not shall not eat of the t'rumah punishable with a boy younger than (heave offering).That the Levites shall not occupy themselves with the service that belongs to the sons of Aaron.That the sons of aaron shall serve in the Sanctuary in divisions. If the boy is old enough to cause conception. 18:3) 396.To set apart a portion of the dough for the Priest (Num. and last the second tithe (Ex. then the first tithe. [Rashi reads [H] instead of the [H] in our printed texts. the active offender is never explicitly designated as .] There are thus three distinct clauses in this Baraitha. The language is complex. That is. 18:23) 398.394. 12:44-45 and Lev. A male.That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any share of the spoil (at the conquest of the Promised Land) (Deut. Freedman before.To give the Levites cities to dwell in." "cause Tithes.22:3-4) 406. nor the sons of Aaron with that belonging to the Levites (Num. This must be its meaning — because firstly. 30:13) 405. 18:4-7) 397. aged nine years and a day who commits etc. the punishment being incurred by the adult offender. the young boy cannot "throw guilt" on a man who lies with him. Taxes and T'rumah conception. In a synthesis of logical premises unique to Talmudism. 18:6-8) guilt and legal liability. but the meaning of the last few lines is clear: By reckoning back and forth between the definition of "man.That a person who is not a kohein or the wife or unmarried 5. the separation be in the order first-fruits at the beginning.To give half a shekel every year (to the Sanctuary for provision of the public sacrifices) (Ex. Traditionally. it has been learnt that the rule that the uncircumcised must not eat holy things is an essential principle of the Torah and not an enactment of the Scribes 403." and "passive" [Hebrew Offerings] participants in a sexual act." "active. but it warrants further study.

27:30. 22:10) 408. 14:22) 418. 22:15) 409.Not to eat the second tithe of cereals outside Jerusalem (Deut.That a sojourner with a kohein or his hired servant shall not eat of the t'rumah (Lev. 26:14) 423. 12:17) 416. t'rumah g'dolah i. 12:19). 12:17) 415.To give the first of the fleece to the priest (Deut. the passive adult does not incur guilt unless the other party is at least nine years and a day? Hence the Baraitha supports Rab's contention that nine years (and a day) is the minimum age of the passive partner for the adult to be liable.To set apart a small portion of the grain. is that Ms. is that her "sanctimonious" moralism and harsh style are more a reflection of American Puritanism than the ancient rabbinic tradition. 18:26) 413. "It's sad that with all the outstanding individuals doing great work. the National Council of Young Israel has chosen someone whose comments .Not to consume the second tithe of the vintage outside of Jerusalem (Deut. why single out pederasty: in all crimes of incest.To set apart the tithe of the produce (one tenth of the produce after taking out t'rumah) for the Levites (Lev.kohanim] (called the t'rumah of the tithe) (Num. Priest] the due portions of the carcass of cattle (Deut.daughter of a kohein shall not eat of the t'rumah (Lev.18:24) 410.Not to expend the proceeds of the second tithe on anything but food and drink (Deut. the guilt being incurred by the passive adult party.e. it being understood. 27:32-33) 412. 18:3) 420. pro-life platform that is out of touch with the mostly liberal American Jewish public. in a state of a male.12:17) 414.To set apart the second tithe in the first. Rabbinic Tradition Forward reports criticism of Young Israel's award to Dr. Worse. Thou shalt not lie with mankind. and secondly. even in Jerusalem. they say. kohein] [Heb. Freedman (24) American Puritanism vs. which they had received from the Israelites. fourth and fifth years of the sabbatical cycle to be eaten by its owner in Jerusalem (Deut.18:4) 422.To tithe cattle (Lev. 14:28-29) 419. if the age reference is to the active party.Not to eat the Second Tithe.To give the kohein [i. second.Not to eat unholy things [Heb.To set apart the second tithe in the third and sixth year of the sabbatical cycle for the poor (Deut. tevel] (something from which the t'rumah and tithe have not yet been separated) (Lev.(the great heave-offering) (Deut. where only the sex of the passive participant is mentioned. just as the Bible states. and give it to the Priest [Heb. so that they might rejoice therewith on each and every festival 417.That the Levites shall set apart a tenth of the tithes. but their gifts (dues) should be given to them. 27:32) 411. Schlessinger pushes a conservative. The problem.Not to forsake the Levites (Deut. Num. Laura. — Rabbi Dr. wine and oil for the Priest [Heb.Not to sell the tithe of the heard (Lev. 18:4) 421. according to her liberal critics.e. 22:10) 407.Not to consume the second tithe of the oil outside of Jerusalem (Deut.

when mourning (Deut.Not to compound anything after the formula of the incense (Ex.That he who. when bringing the second tithe to the Sanctuary (Deut. the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco. 26:13) The Temple.Not to build an altar of hewn stone (Ex. Moses established the precedent.That the breastplate shall not be loosened from the ephod (Ex. shall make restitution of the value of his trespass and add a fifth (Lev.To build the Sanctuary (Ex. the executive vice president of the Reform movement's Central Conference of American Rabbis. More than a dozen Jewish leaders signed a critical letter to Ms. by using the authority of direct quotes from the Talmud? Children as Concubines. 6:6) 444.To set the showbread and the frankincense before the Lord every Sabbath (Ex. 26:14) 424. 30:9) 435. Schlessinger's new television show. until the tithe had been redeemed (Deut.Not to extinguish the fire on the altar (Lev. 26:14) 425. Dr. which was eventually canceled due to poor ratings. Rabbis Kahn. 30:19) 436. Babies as Wives The ancient Hebrews were permitted to use children as concubines.Not to remove the staves from the Ark (Ex." which allows ample room for homosexuality and pederasty.To offer up incense twice daily (Ex. 6:6) 443. 27:21) 432. the Hebrews have just .Not to compound oil for lay use after the formula of the anointing oil (Ex. including Rabbi Paul Menitoff.To keep fire always burning on the altar of the burnt-offering (Lev.Not to mount the altar by steps (Ex. In the passage below. 30:32) 439.30:37) 440. 30:31) 437. But why didn't Rabbis Kahn and Menitoff and their Reform colleagues publicly correct Dr. Rabbi Kahn said he was referring in particular to the controversy sparked by Ms.To kindle lights in the Sanctuary (Ex. makes unlawful use of sacred things. Schlessinger.To prepare the oil of anointment and anoint high priests and kings with it (Ex.To make the declaration.That the Priest shall wash his hands and feet at the time of service (Ex. Menitoff." said Rabbi Douglas Kahn. — Forward(5) Indeed. in error. 25:15) 430.Not to anoint a stranger with the anointing oil (Ex.Not to eat the Second Tithe.That a kohein shall not enter have been so divisive within and outside of the Jewish community. Laura is not representing "the ancient rabbinic tradition. 6:3) 442. Laura and her Orthodox mentors. and other Reform rabbis are right. the Sanctuary and Sacred Objects 426. Schlessinger's claim that homosexuality is "deviant" and a "biological error. 10:6) 445. 25:8) 429. 5:16) 441. 20:23) 428.To remove the ashes from the altar (Lev. 30:7) 434.That a kohein shall not enter the Sanctuary with disheveled hair (Lev. 20:22) 427. 25:30) 431.uncleanness.Not to offer strange incense nor any sacrifice upon the golden altar (Ex." Last year gay rights organizations and other liberal groups organized a boycott of Ms. in particular Rabbi Moshe Bryski. 30:32-33) 438.28:28) 433.

This is called a guilt-offering for a known trespass (Lev. through the counsel of Balaam. 12:2-4) Sacrifices and Offerings 459. with unleavened bread and bitter herbs (Num. And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host. 9:12) 454. nor may sacred scriptures be destroyed (Deut. And Moses said unto them.To watch over the edifice continually (Num. unto the camp at the plains of Moab.Deut. and unto the congregation of the children of Israel.Not to leave any flesh of the Paschal lamb brought on the second Passover until the morning (Num.That an offering shall be brought by one who has in error committed a trespass against sacred things. and the prey. And Moses. and the spoil. or robbed.To slay the Paschal lamb (Ex. of synagogues. Have ye saved all the women alive? 16. and captains over hundreds. this applies to synagogues) 449.To sanctify the firstling of clean cattle and offer it up (Ex. and Eleazar the priest. 18:2) 456. 9:11) 452. or of houses of study. 15:19) 460. or denied what was deposited with him and swore falsely to support his denial. 14. it should be carried on the shoulder (Num. with the captains over thousands. 12.That when the Ark is carried. and Eleazar the priest. 9:11) 451.That the kohein shall not leave the Courtyard of the Sanctuary. these caused the children of Israel.To sound the trumpets at the offering of sacrifices and in times of trouble (Num. Moses directs them to slaughter the captive women and children with this exception: virgin girl children are to be kept as concubines for the Hebrews. to commit trespass against the . and the Midianite women and children. 10:6) 446. 13:2. 13.To revere the Sanctuary (Lev. 18:5) 457. They return home with booty. during service (Lev. Behold. 7:9) 450.To eat the flesh of the Paschal sacrifice on the night massacred the Midianite men. 15. 12:6) 461. 9:12) 453.Not to break a bone of the Paschal lamb brought on the second Passover (Num.To eat the flesh of the Paschal lamb on it. nor erase the holy names (of God). unto Moses.Not to destroy anything of the Sanctuary. which are by Jordan near Jericho. which came from the battle. 10:9-11) 448.To observe the second Passover (Num.Not to allow the Sanctuary to remain unwatched (Num. went forth to meet them without the camp. 5:15-19) 458.That an intoxicated person shall not enter the Sanctuary nor give decisions in matters of the Law (Lev. 10:7) 447. or lain carnally with a bond-maid betrothed to a man. And they brought the captives.the Sanctuary with torn garments (Lev. and all the princes of the congregation. 19:30) (today. 10:9-10) 455.

2:13) 480.To observe the procedure of the burnt-offering (Lev. 2:11) 478. But all the women children that have not known man by lying with him. The rabbis describe the babies as proselytes. 12:46) 467. 2:1) 477. 2:13) 479. 12:43) 465. 23:19) 473. that have not known a man by lying with him. Simeon b.of the fifteenth of Nissan (Ex.That one not of the seed of Aaron. 17. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones.Not to leave any portion of the flesh of the Paschal sacrifice until the morning unconsumed (Ex. 23:18.Not to give the flesh of the Paschal lamb to an Israelite who had become an apostate (Ex. 29:33) 474. GEMARA.Not to slaughter the Paschal lamb while there is leaven in the home (Ex.Not to break a bone of the Paschal lamb (Ex. Ex.Not to offer up leaven or honey (Lev. keep alive for yourselves.Not to eat the flesh of the Paschal lamb raw or sodden (Ex. the Talmud Sages reason that. 23:18.Not to take any of the flesh of the Paschal lamb from the company's place of assembly (Ex.That the uncircumcised shall not eat of the flesh of the Paschal lamb (Ex. The American Heritage Dictionary defines proselyte as "a Gentile converted to Judaism. 12:46) 468.That the flesh of a sin-offering and guilt-offering shall be eaten (Ex.Not to leave the part of the Paschal lamb that should be burnt on the altar until the morning.To observe the procedure of the meal-offering (Lev. 12:45) 466.To bring the first fruits to the Sanctuary (Ex. But all the women children. 18. 12:10) 464. … It was taught: R. 1:3) 476. And the Rabbis? (5) — [These were kept alive] as . 12:48) 469. 23:15) 472." In the following passage. Numbers 31:17-18 is Divine sanction for the marriage of priests with girls under the age of three — babies. 29:33) 475.That the Court of Judgment shall offer up a sacrifice if they have erred in a judicial pronouncement LORD in the matter of Peor. (3) and Phinehas (4) surely was with them. keep alive for yourselves.Not to give flesh of the Paschal lamb to a stranger who lives among you to eat (Ex.That every sacrifice be salted (Lev.12:9) 463. and a bondwoman a female slave. — Numbers 31:12-18 (KJV) In the following. a bondman is a male slave. 12:8) 462. Ex. 24:25) 470. (2) for it is said. since Phinehas was among the Hebrews who were permitted a child concubine and Phinehas was a priest. 24:25) 471.Not to go up to the Sanctuary for the festival without bringing an offering (Ex.Not to offer up any offering unsalted (Lev. and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. Yohai stated: A proselyte who is under the age of three years and one day is permitted to marry a priest. when it will no longer be fit to be burnt (Ex. shall not eat the flesh of the holy sacrifices (Ex. and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

.That an individual shall bring a sin-offering if he has sinned in error by committing a transgression (Lev. How could they. XXXI. 4:27-28) 482. 5:11) 485. contrary to the opinion of R. 7:18) 497.That a person who is unclean shall not eat of things that are holy (Lev. Yohai. which has Scriptural support. Dr. But all the women children.7:17) 496.Not to put olive oil in a sinoffering made of flour (Lev. Israel W. 5. 5:8) 484.That an individual shall bring an offering if he is in doubt as to whether he has committed a sin for which one has to bring a sinoffering. Num. (6) If so. 4:13) 481. 5:7) 483. The translator.To observe the procedure of the peace-offering (Lev. (12) — Babylonian Talmud.To observe the procedure of the sin-offering (Lev. Consequently (10) it must be said that Scripture speaks of one who is fit (11) for cohabitation.Not to eat of holy things that have become unclean (Lev. forbid the marriage of the young proselyte? 6. 18. Rev. it is also written. 4.To burn meat of the holy sacrifice that has remained over (Lev. 6:13) 490. (3) but do not spare them if they have known. that have not known man by lying with him.To offer a sacrifice of varying value in accordance with one's means (Lev.5:17-19) 487. from this it may be inferred that children are to be kept alive whether they have known or have not known [a man].(Lev. and. Kohein] shall offer a meal offering daily (Lev.6:16) 491. 6:10) 489. amplifies the text with footnotes: 2.Not to put frankincense on a sin-offering made of flour (Lev.To burn meat of the holy sacrifice that has become unclean (Lev.Not to allow the remainder of the meal offerings to become leavened (Lev. (7) a proselyte whose age is three years and one day (8) should also be permitted! — [The prohibition is to be explained] in accordance with R. 3.A Priest's daughter who profaned herself shall not eat of the holy things. Simeon b. 7:1) 494. For R. 7:11) 495. (Lev. page 402 This is a special definition of cohabitation. Slotki. Kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. save her alive.That the High Priest [Heb. Huna pointed out a contradiction: It is written. 7:19) 499. Who was a priest.Not to eat of the meal offering brought by Aaron and his sons (Lev.6:9) 488. Tractate Yebamoth 60b Soncino 1961 Edition. on the other hand.Not to sever completely the head of a fowl brought as a sinoffering (Lev.That the remainder of the meal offerings shall be eaten (Lev. She is not regarded as a harlot. Huna. neither of the heave bondmen and bondwomen.5:11) 486. 6:18) 492. the blood of which is brought within the Sanctuary and sprinkled towards the Veil (Lev. 7:20) 500. keep alive for yourselves. Not for matrimony.Not to eat of sacrifices that are eaten beyond the appointed time for eating them (Lev.Not to eat of the flesh of sin offerings. 7:19) 498.To observe the procedure of the guilt-offering (Lev. 6:23) 493. (9) but if she hath not known.

Romanos who conducted an enquiry and found in it the daughter of a proselyte who was under the age of three years and one day. (14) and Rabbi declared her eligible to live with a priest. sending away of the scapegoat.22:22) 513. 22:22) 512.Not to leave any flesh of the thanksgiving offering until the morning (Lev. Idi: Did you hear this (13) explicitly or did you learn it by a deduction? What [could be the] deduction? — As R. Simeon b.Not to eat flesh of a sacrifice that has been left over (beyond the time appointed for its consumption) (Lev.e. Num. 23:10) 7. Not one who had actually experienced it.That the leper shall bring a sacrifice after he is cleansed (Lev. So long as she has 'not known man'. Num.offering nor of the breast. Jacob b.Not to slaughter beasts set apart for sacrifices outside (the Sanctuary) (Lev.To offer up the meal-offering of the Omer on the morrow after the first day of Passover.Not to offer up a blemished beast that comes from nonIsraelites (Lev. That. "Rabbi" is Judah the Prince.Not to sprinkle the blood of blemished cattle upon the altar (Lev. 22:12) 501. 22:27) 516. the service appointed for that day. etc. Lev.That a woman having an issue shall bring a sacrifice after she is cleansed of her issue (Lev. Idi stated in the name of R. Dr. Levi related: There was a certain town in the Land of Israel the legitimacy of whose inhabitants was disputed. 10.22:20) This text prohibits such beasts being set apart for sacrifice on the altar 509.Not to slaughter blemished cattle as sacrifices (Lev. according to R.That a man having an issue shall bring a sacrifice after he is cleansed of his issue (Lev. 22:30) 517. XXXI. confessions. XXXI. 8. Joshua b. 18 refers to matrimony.22:21) 511. 16:3-34) 506. 17. 15:2830) 505. I. and Rabbi sent R.That a woman after childbirth shall bring an offering when she is clean (Lev.To observe.14:10) 503. Jacob b. 10:14.That sacrifices of cattle can only take place when they are at least eight days old (Lev. 22:24) 514.Not to sanctify blemished cattle for sacrifice on the altar (Lev. (13) Said R. regarding the sacrifice. 9. (Lev. — Rev. on Yom Kippur. 11.Not to inflict a blemish on cattle set apart for sacrifice (Lev.22:21) 510. Tractate .That every animal offered up shall be without blemish (Lev. GEMARA. 12:6) 502. nor of the shoulder of peace offerings (Lev.Not to burn the limbs of blemished cattle upon the altar (Lev. 15:1315) 504. 19:8) 508. 22:25) 515. one who had attained the age of three years and one day. … R. 12. Joshua b. Slotki The doctrine that Jewish men may have sexual intercourse with nonJewish children ("proselytes") under the age of three is expanded in the following passage. To reconcile the contradiction.. Simeon. Zera to R. (15) — Babylonian Talmud. Levi: The halachah is in agreement with R. together with one lamb (Lev. 17:3-4) 507. Yohai.

27:2-8) 524. And was married to a priest. when bringing a sacrifice and at other times (Num. Idi stated in the name of R.Not to eat roasted grain of the new produce before that time (Lev.To offer up an additional sacrifice on Passover (Lev. Israel W. Slotki. both become sacred (Lev. 27:10) 525.Not to exchange a beast set aside for sacrifice (Lev. or else I will pull R.If a beast is exchanged for one that had been set apart as an offering. Jacob b. Idi out of your ear'.e.518. 27:11-13) 528. Joshua b. Jacob b. I. — Rev.Not to eat fresh ears of the new grain before that time (Lev. 23:14) 520. page 403 The translator. … A certain priest married a proselyte who was under the age of three years and one day.Not to redeem a field devoted to the Lord (Lev. Simeon b.Not to eat bread made of new grain before the Omer of barley has been offered up on the second day of Passover (Lev. Dr. 27:28) 531. the first said.To decide in regard to dedicated property as to which is sacred to the Lord and which belongs to the Priest (Lev. 23:17-20) 522. Yohai. Rev.Not to put olive oil in the mealoffering of a woman suspected of adultery (Num. Tractate Yebamoth 60b Soncino 1961 Edition. Nahman b. Levi that the halachah is in agreement with R. though it does not record the specifics of his objection. 27:16-24) 529. Dr. Rev. 5:15) 535. Israel W. 27:28) 532. Slotki Not every Sage agreed with this practice. 27:11-13) 527. Said R. Slotki. 14.To make confession before the Lord of any sin that one has committed.That one who sanctifies to the Lord a portion of his field shall pay according to the estimation appointed in the Scriptural portion (Lev.23:14) 519.That one who vows to the Lord the monetary value of a person shall pay the amount appointed in the Scriptural portion (Lev. amplifies the text with footnotes: 13. page 404 The translator. (13) 'Go'. Dr.23:14) 521.That one who vows to the Lord the monetary value of an unclean beast shall pay its value (Lev. 27:26) 530..That one who vows the value of a his house shall pay according to the appraisal of the Priest (Lev.To bring on wave loaves of bread together with the sacrifices which are then offered up in connection with the loaves [Pentecost feast] (Lev. Isaac to him: What [do you mean by] this? (12) — The other replied: Because R. 27:28) 533. (14) — Babylonian Talmud.Not to put frankincense on it Yebamoth 60b Soncino 1961 Edition. 27:10) 526. 'and arrange for her release.Not to sell a field devoted to the Lord (Lev. GEMARA.5:6-7) 534. That a proselyte under the age of three years and one day may be married by a priest.Not to transfer a beast set apart for sacrifice from one class of sacrifices to another (Lev. permitted her to continue to live with her husband. amplifies the text with footnotes: . 23:36) 523. The Talmud records the words of one Sage who objected to one case. 15.

13.Not to eat of the unblemished firstling outside Jerusalem (Deut.To offer up an additional sacrifice on the day of Atonement or Yom Kippur (Num. It is surely possible that a three or four-year-old wife screams in pain when required to perform her marital duties.12:17) 549. not to enjoy any of the holy things. her voice can be heard by the neighbors — she can be divorced without her kethubah. which is also the eighth day.To offer up an additional sacrifice on Feast of Tabernacles [Heb.To redeem cattle set apart for sacrifices that contracted disqualifying blemishes. — Rev. 29:7-8) 542.To offer up an additional sacrifice every New Moon (Num.To bring an additional offering on the day of the first fruits [Pentecost] (Num. after which they may be eaten by anyone.To bring all offerings. 12:15) 548. supra p.Not to eat the flesh of the burnt-offering (Deut. the matter becomes another issue. 550. n.29:1-6) 541. 13. 5:15) 536. 12:17). THESE ARE TO BE DIVORCED WITHOUT RECEIVING THEIR KETHUBAH: A WIFE WHO TRANSGRESSES THE LAW OF MOSES OR [ONE WHO TRANSGRESSES] JEWISH PRACTICE … [SUCH TRANSGRESSIONS INCLUDE] ALSO THAT OF A WIFE WHO CURSES HER HUSBAND'S PARENTS IN HIS PRESENCE. the Gemara explains that if the wife screams during intercourse. (Deut. Dr. 28:3) 537.12:17) 12. 29:12-34) 543. 12:13) 546.e. — Babylonian Talmud.Not to offer up sacrifices outside (the Sanctuary) (Deut. 14.. 28:26-27) 540.e. if a wife is a screamer — that is. Kethuboth 72a Soncino 1961 Edition. I. This is a Prohibition applying to every trespasser. He would place him under the ban and thus compel him to carry out his decision which is contrary to that of R. his descendents] shall not eat the flesh of the sin-offering or guilt-offering outside the Courtyard (of the Sanctuary) (Deut. which is a festival by itself (Num. 12:14) 547. On reading further. Sukkot] (Num. V. 28:9) 538. whether obligatory or freewill. AND WHO IS REGARDED A SCREAMER? A WOMAN WHOSE VOICE CAN BE HEARD BY HER NEIGHBOURS WHEN SHE SPEAKS INSIDE HER HOUSE. on the first festival after these were incurred (Deut. R. 544.To offer up the regular sacrifices daily (two lambs as burnt offerings) (Num. 12:5-6) 545.To offer up an additional sacrifice every Sabbath (two lambs) (Num. it may be . 29:35-38) This eighth day is an anticipation of the New Testament Sabbath which would be instituted on the first day of the week.That the sons of Aaron [i.To offer up an additional sacrifice on [Feast of Trumpets] or Rosh Hashanah (Num. on what authority did you contract the marriage.To offer up an additional offering on the eighth day after the feast of Tabernacles called (Heb. Jacob b. TARFON SAID: ALSO ONE WHO SCREAMS. 403. in the current context of the child bride.(Num. 28:11) 539. page 449 However. Shemini Atzeret).To offer all sacrifices in the Sanctuary (Deut. Slotki How Old Is the Screamer? In Talmud doctrine. Idi. MISHNAH.

That a lying-in woman is unclean like a menstruating woman (in terms of uncleanness) (Lev.That anyone who touches the carcass of a beast that died of itself shall be unclean (Lev.26:5-10) Ritual Purity and Impurity 561.That the Priest shall not eat the first-fruits before they are set down in the Courtyard (of the Sanctuary) (Deut. He tells us these were not screams of pleasure — they were screams of pain. That given in the name of Samuel.To take trouble to bring sacrifices to the Sanctuary from places outside the land of Israel (Deut.That a leprous garment is a sign of a physical defect. 14:3) 555.That eight species of creeping things defile by contact (Lev. 15:19) 557. 13. 11:39) 564. 11.Not to eat the flesh of beasts set apart as sacrifices. Tractate Kethuboth 72b Soncino 1961 Edition. Lit.17:1) 559. … R. 23:19) 560.Not to leave any portion of the festival offering brought on the fourteenth of Nissan unto the third day (Deut. 12. 16:4) 558. (15) — Babylonian Talmud. then.To read the portion prescribed on bringing the first fruits (Deut.That the leper shall be universally recognized as such by the prescribed marks So too. 15:19) 556.Not to shear beasts set apart for sacrifice (Deut. Since her screaming is due to a bodily defect.551. 12:26) 554. Slotki amplifies the above Gemara in the following footnotes. 15. TARFON SAID: ALSO ONE WHO SCREAMS.11:2930) 562. 12:2-5) 565. Infra 77a. 'makes her voice heard'. that have been rendered unfit to be offered up by deliberately inflicted blemish (Deut.Not to bring sacrifices out of the hire of a harlot or price of a dog (apparently a euphemism for sodomy) (Deut.. But should not this. 12:17) 552. GEMARA. Israel W. In a Baraitha it was taught: [By screams was meant a wife] whose voice (11) during her intercourse in one court can be heard in another court. Her screams of pain caused by the copulation. all other unclean persons should declare themselves as such (Lev.Not to offer up a beast that has a temporary blemish (Deut. before the blood has been sprinkled (on the altar). . Such a case in our Mishnah is out of place. 10. What is meant by a screamer? — Rab Judah replied in the name of Samuel: One who speaks aloud (10) on marital matters. (Deut.Not to do work with cattle set apart for sacrifice (Deut.That a leper is unclean and defiles (Lev. page 453 Rev. (12) have been taught in the Mishnah (13) among defects? (14) — Clearly we must revert to the original explanation. 12:17) 553. 13:2-46) 566.Not to eat of the flesh of the sacrifices that are holy in a minor degree. 13:45) 567. Of course it should. 14. Dr.11:34) 563.That foods become defiled by contact with unclean things (Lev.

Not to drove off the hair of the liability: At what age. That is. having a running issue. Slotki In some cases.That a woman.That the King shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself. one who comes from nonIsraelites (Deut. does scall (Lev.That purification from all kinds of defilement shall be effected by ceremonial washing (Lev. however.To carry out the ordinance of the Red Heifer so that its ashes will always be available (Num. the Jew incurs no guilt for the act of pederasty. her sexual organs cannot accommodate those of a grown man. 15:1-15) 570.Not to curse a ruler. in addition to the one that every This next passage illustrates the point once more. GEMARA. 15:2527) 574.That the King shall not take an excessive number of wives (Deut. 13:47-49) 568.That a man. the concern of the Sages is focused on interpreting Biblical injunctions and technicalities Lepers and Leprosy that absolve the adult from guilt or 577. they ask. the screaming wife may be one who is so young and physically underdeveloped. 14:9) 580. 19:11-16) 576.That the waters of separation defile one who is clean.That the procedure of cleansing leprosy. the King in the land of Israel (Ex. whether of a man of the adult who uses the child for sex? or of a house. takes place with cedar-wood.Not to pluck out the marks of leprosy (Deut. Instead. hyssop. of course. [37a] for inasmuch as he is then capable of the sexual act he likewise defiles by emission. a concern.That a leprous house defiles (Lev. 17:15) 584. 15:16) 572.Not to appoint as ruler over Israel. and cleanse the unclean from pollution by a dead body (Num. Rabina said: It is therefore to be concluded that a heathen girl [communicates defilement] from the age of three years and one day. The Sages debate "from what age does a heathen child cause defilement"? Is it nine years. and running water (Lev. 24:8) The King 581. or is it three years? If the correct threshold age is observed. Dr. defiles (Lev. 17:16) 585.To appoint a king (Deut. two birds. 22:27) 582. 17:17) 586. 19:9) 575. 17:17) 587. A Different Viewpoint There is not Talmud prohibition against sexual activity between an adult and very a young child on the basis that such activity could wound the child.That he shall not accumulate an excessive quantity of gold and silver (Deut. scarlet thread.unclean and defiles (Lev.That the leper shall shave all his hair (Lev. It seems this child is at risk of being divorced without her kethubah. 17:15) 583. that is.19:19-22) — Rev. for inasmuch as she is then capable of the sexual act she likewise defiles by a flux. This is obvious! — You might argue that he is at an age when he . 14:1-7) 579.That the King shall not acquire an excessive number of horses (Deut. 15:16) 571. … From what age does a heathen child cause defilement by seminal emission? From the age of nine years and one day. 14:34-46) 569.That a menstruating woman is unclean and defiles others (Lev. defiles (Lev. having a running issue.That a corpse defiles (Num. 13:33) the child begin to cause "defilement" 578.That the seed of copulation defiles (Lev.15:19-24) 573.

6:3) 591. grapes (Num.That the Nazarite shall not cut his hair (Num. 6:3) 590. Hence he informs us 6:3) [that she communicates defilement at 589.person should write. 3:22. Brother Takes ThreeYear-Old Widow In Tractate Niddah. again there is approval for priests to marry and copulate with baby girls.In a permissive war (as distinguished from obligatory ones). an adult who uses a child — particularly a very young child — for sexual activity is criminally censured.20:19-20) 604. page 308 . and even if the sexual act. 7:21. 600. or within that period if he has become defiled (Num. of course. The full text is available through the link at the Come and Hear™ link. Tractate Abodah Zarah 36b-37a Soncino 1961 Edition. 6:4) 592. one day old]. it is prohibited to him (Num. In such case.Not to destroy fruit trees (wantonly or in warfare) (Deut. pages 178-179 This may surprise the American reader who encounters it for the first time. 6:5) 594.That he shall not eat the kernels of the grapes (Num. 6:7) 597. In our society. leaving a threeyear-old widow. 17:18) knows to persuade [a female] but she is not at an age when she knows to Nazarites 588.That he shall not enter any covered structure where there is a dead body (Num. so that he writes two scrolls (Deut.To deal with a beautiful woman taken captive in war in the manner — Babylonian Talmud. she does not cause the wine or the mixture has turned defilement until she is nine years and sour. or anything mixed with wine although she is technically capable of which tastes like wine.That the Nazarite shall permit his hair to grow (Num. — Babylonian Talmud Tractate Niddah 44b Soncino 1961 Edition. This passage describes a situation in which a priest dies without children.Not to keep alive any individual of the seven Canaanite nations (Deut.That he shall not eat of the skins of the grapes (Num. 6:4) 593. 20:10) 601. 20:16) 602.That those engaged in warfare shall not fear their enemies nor be panic-stricken by them during battle (Deut.That the Nazarite shall shave his hair when he brings his offerings at the completion of the period of his Nazariteship. The ellipsis (…) in the following Mishna indicates the omission of non-germane text. below.That he shall not eat dried grapes (raisins) (Num.That a Nazarite shall not drink persuade [a male. 20:2) This is today's equivalent to a military chaplain.To anoint a special Priest (to speak to the soldiers) in a war (Deut. 6:5) 595.To exterminate the seven Canaanite nations from the land of Israel (Deut. A GIRL OF THE AGE OF THREE YEARS AND ONE DAY MAY BE BETROTHED BY INTERCOURSE. SHE MAY EAT TERUMAH. … IF SHE WAS MARRIED TO A PRIEST. 20:17) 603. 6:9) Wars 598. to observe the procedure prescribed in the Torah (Deut. MISHNAH.That a Nazarite shall not defile himself for any dead person (by being in the presence of the corpse) (Num. 6:6) 596.20:3) 599. the priest's brother (the yebam) can acquire the girl by having sexual intercourse with her. and consequently wine.That he shall not eat fresh the earlier age].

(taken captive in war) (Deut. Please follow the source link to view the . we see that the widow of a man who is not a priest can be sexually possessed by her erstwhile brother-in-law and thereby become his wife. as should be done to other nations (Deut.That the evil done to us by Amalek shall not be forgotten (Deut. 23:11) 609.To keep that place sanitary (Deut.25:19) 613.Not to sell a beautiful woman.To destroy the seed of Amalek (Deut. 21:14) 607. The statement quoted above from Tractate Sanhedrin 55b also appears in com/the_law2 Tractate Sanhedrin 69a. nongermane text is omitted (…). once again. From the Sages' description. This statement indicates that the three-yearold bride is the widow of the priest in all respects and privileges. Wounding Young Brides by Intercourse The Sages go on to discuss sexual intercourse with a girl younger than three years old: Wounding the child and causing her to bleed is one possible result.blueprintforbondage.prescribed in the Torah (Deut.That anyone who is unclean shall not enter the Camp of the Levites (Deut. and if her deceased husband's brother cohabits with her.Always to remember what Amalek did (Deut. 23:14-15) 611. … R. — Babylonian Talmud. page 376 http://www. page 469.e. GEMARA.To have a place outside the camp for sanitary purposes (Deut. it is apparent that the baby bleeds again and again from copulation with a grown man. In the following Mishnah. virginity growing back). In the passage below.21:14) 606. 21:10-14) 605..23:7) 608. she becomes his.Not to degrade a beautiful woman (taken captive in war) to the condition of a bondwoman (Deut. 25:19) Terumah is the word for temple offerings eaten by priests.Not to offer peace to the Ammonites and the Moabites before waging war on them. 25:17) 612. Soncino 1961 Edition. attribute the bleeding to the repetitive rupturing of the hymen (i. and the Sages. Tractate Sanhedrin 55b Soncino 1961 Edition.23:13) 610. Joseph said: Come and hear! A maiden aged three years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition.

page 309 The image of "a finger in the eye" is once again explained in the following Gemara. where her husband had . for instance. Hiyya son of R. seeing it is possible that it is immediately healed and it would thus be obvious that a stranger had cohabited with her? Rather the practical difference is the case. — Babylonian Talmud. The possibility that the threeyear-old committed adultery with a stranger is also addressed: GEMARA. INTERCOURSE WITH HER IS LIKE PUTTING A FINGER IN THE EYE. Do the features of virginity disappear and reappear again or is it possible that they cannot be completely destroyed until after the third year of her age? In what practical respect could this matter? — In one. A GIRL OF THE AGE OF THREE YEARS AND ONE DAY MAY BE BETROTHED BY INTERCOURSE. MISHNAH. Now what is your decision? — R. but if you maintain that they cannot be destroyed until after the age of three years it would be obvious that a stranger cohabited with her.complete Mishnah. Ika demurred: But who can tell us that a wound inflicted within the three years is not healed forthwith. and when he had intercourse after the age of three he found no blood. Tractate Niddah 44b Soncino 1961 Edition. … IF ONE WAS YOUNGER THAN THIS AGE INTERCOURSE WITH HER IS LIKE PUTTING A FINGER IN THE EYE. where her husband had intercourse with her before the age of three and found blood. It was asked. If you grant that they disappear and reappear again [it might well be assumed] that there 'was not sufficient time for their reappearance. … IF ONE WAS YOUNGER THAN THIS AGE. for instance.

got married. INTERCOURSE WITH HER IS of no consequence'? Does not this then teach us that as the eye tears and tears again so do the features of virginity disappear and reappear again. Beth Shammai say: One gives her four nights. (1) If her period to see [blood] had arrived and she married. and Beth Hillel say: Until the night following the Sabbath [one gives her] four . Come and hear: IF ONE WAS YOUNGER THAN THIS AGE. Now what is your decision? — R. — Babylonian Talmud. Beth Shammai say: One gives her the first night. If you grant that the features disappear and reappear again the blood might well be treated as that of virginity. Hisda objected: If a girl. that must be the blood of menstruation. LIKE PUTTING A FINGER IN THE EYE' instead of merely saying: IF ONE WAS YOUNGER THAN THIS AGE. Tractate Niddah 45a Soncino 1961 Edition. Hisda replied. whose period to see [blood] had not arrived yet. page 309-310 Rest for the Intercourse Wound This Gemara from Tractate Kethuboth takes up the discussion of the prepubescent bride who is wounded by intercourse. but if you maintain that they cannot be destroyed until after the age of three years. … R. what need was there to state. INTERCOURSE WITH HER IS LIKE PUTTING A FINGER IN THE EYE. GEMARA. and the disciples of Hillel say: Until the wound is healed up.intercourse with her while she was under three years of age and found blood and when he had intercourse after the age of three he also found blood.

also Nid.. and according to Beth Hillel it holds good 'until the wound is healed up. The blood that comes out is attributed to the wound and not to menstruation. Samuel Daiches. Nid. . after the first intercourse further intercourse is forbidden until the coming out of blood. menstruation. 64b. v. Tractate Kethuboth 6a Soncino 1961 Edition. in which the young bride had never yet had any menstruation. — Babylonian Talmud.e. where it is finally decided that after the first coition no further intercourse must take place until the flowing of blood has stopped. 1. V. i. amplifies the text with this footnote. 65b. Ordinarily. even in the case of a young bride who had not yet had any menstruation.nights. According to Beth Shammai this assumption holds good for four nights.' As to the definition of this phrase. page 20-21 The translator. is over. But in this case. Rabbi Dr. it is assumed that the blood is not due to menstruation but to the wound caused by the intercourse.

BETH SHAMMAI RULED: SHE IS ALLOWED FOUR NIGHTS. 63. and Yoreh De'ah. also Eben ha-'Ezer. as follows: MISHNAH. See also Tractate Niddah. The Hillel rabbis recommend abstinence until the wound is healed (Kethuboth 6a). What are the rules concerning the bleeding pre-pubescent bride? Shammai rabbis say the intercourse wound should be given four nights rest. Old Fashioned Torah Values? At a time when Americans are displaying an ever-increasing interest in all things Jewish — from kabbala to Senator Joseph Lieberman to "Kosher Sex" — Dr. there is no prohibition of a sexual practice that would almost certainly cause physical damage to a young girl due to the mismatched sizes of genitals between an adult's penis and a child's vagina or anus. Daiches We have been told that according to Jewish law. IF A YOUNG GIRL. a post-pubescent bride who bleeds after the first intercourse does not have intercourse again until after her next menstrual period (above). for a bride who has not reached the age of menstruation. page 454 Again. Laura is the most popular . The situation is different. Tractate Niddah 64b Soncino 1961 Edition. WHOSE AGE OF MENSTRUATION HAS NOT YET ARRIVED. 193. AND BETH HILLEL RULED: UNTIL THE WOUND IS HEALED.V. — Rabbi Dr. MARRIED. — Babylonian Talmud. however.

… Three classes of woman may use an absorbent (1) in their marital intercourse: (2) A minor. and homosexual relations with boys younger than nine. All the Sages agree that a wife younger than eleven — a wife who is too young to become pregnant — is required to carry on "marital intercourse" in the normal manner. the Sages discuss the use of contraception. In the following passage. In the Talmud. Niddah 45a. and sometimes younger. and Kethuboth 39a). Marital Duties of the Pre-Pubescent Bride The marital duties of the prepubescent brides are addressed in at least three tractates in almost the same words (Yebamoth 12b and 100b. Recall that those brides can be as young as three. An expectant mother. GEMARA.(3) because otherwise she might become pregnant and die.source for a healthy dose of Jewish nagging. — Forward(5) We have seen in Numbers 31:12-18 that Moses permitted grown men to use little girls as concubines. Those "good old fashioned Torah values" are not quite as Christian America remembers them. (3) because otherwise she might cause her . grown men are permitted to have sexual intercourse with female babies and children. The minor. and an expectant and a nursing mother. guilt trips and what she presents as lessons in good oldfashioned Torah values.

Dr. Muk. The Lord preserveth the simple (10) … — Babylonian Talmud. Is permitted the use of the absorbent. One who is under (7) or over this age (8) must carry on her marital intercourse in a normal manner. 4. Lit. 5. (4) A nursing mother. 'flat-fish'. Tractate Niddah 45a Soncino 1961 Edition. But the Sages ruled: The one as well as the other carries on her marital intercourse in a normal manner and mercy (9) will be vouchsafed from heaven. Rev. for it is said in Scripture. Slotki. 6. page 311 The translator. Meir. A fish-shaped abortion. And what is the age of such a 'minor'? (6) From the age of eleven years and one day to the age of twelve years and one day. so R.foetus to degenerate into a sandal. (3) because otherwise she might have to wean her child prematurely. Of whom it has been said that she is capable of conception but is thereby exposed to . Israel W. amplifies the text with these footnotes: 1. On account of her second conception which causes the deterioration of her breast milk.. 2. To avoid conception. flax or hackled wool. 3. (5) and this would result in his death.

those who are unable to protect themselves. the Sages did not expect a girl younger than eleven could get pregnant. When conception involves no danger. When conception is impossible. In Tractate Niddah 45a (quoted above)." The Sages also say girls younger (than eleven) must carry on sexual intercourse "in the normal manner. 8. 10. sc." Therefore. the Sages argue: "From the age of eleven years and one day to the age of twelve years and one day" a girl may use an "absorbent" (contraception) "because otherwise she might become pregnant and die. … — Rev. Ps. 7. girls matured earlier. CXVI. the Talmud itself repudiates this assertion. 9. as a general rule. Dr. The statements in Niddah 45a indicate that . sexual intercourse with girls three years old and younger was not inappropriate. 6. Slotki Did Girls Reach Puberty Earlier Then? It is sometimes claimed that in the days when the Talmud Sages walked the earth. To protect them from harm. hence. However. At any rate it was here stated that a minor under eleven years of age is incapable of conception.fatal consequences.

Rev. … It is related of Justinia the daughter of 'Aseverus son of Antonius that she once appeared before Rabbi. Slotki remarks on the above Gemara in footnote 10 on . 'Master'. he replied. 'married at the age of six and bore a child at the age of seven. and it even surprises the Sages ("But can a woman conceive at the age of six years?").sexual maturation of women in the time of the Talmud Sages compares with sexual maturation of women in our own day. 'I'. Dr. But note that Rabbi (Judah the Prince). the rabbis were intimately familiar with the physiological details of their female parishioners. consulted even on specimens of a woman's vaginal discharge. alas for the three years that I have lost at my father's house'. 'at what age may a woman marry?'. he told her. Rabbi would of course be familiar with all phases of human life from his career of counseling. who was familiar with far more than a single girl's experience. Remember (Talmud Laws of Menstruation). Tractate Niddah 45a Soncino 1961 Edition. 'And at what age is she capable of conception?' 'At the age of twelve years and one day'. and recording. she said to him. she said to him. 'At the age of three years and one day'. But can a woman conceive at the age of six years? — Babylonian Talmud. estimated twelve as the earliest age for childbearing. page 310 Justinia's assertion that she had a child at seven is surprising. Or consider the passage that appears just previous in Niddah 45a: GEMARA. judging.

ruling in a custody dispute. Laura's National Heritage award from Young Israel. see Appendix: The Rights of the Child. Laura may well be Judaism's top ambassador to middle America. James Rudin. — Forward (5) But we notice Dr. Dr. We wonder how things would work out for her ratings if she followed the advice of Rabbi A. The Rudin Standard Let us consider again Forward's coverage of Dr. Laura never tells Middle America about the doctrines of Orthodox Judaism on child-adult sex. Dr. . How then is Justinia's story to be reconciled with this statement? — Rev. accepted the report of psychologists that Orthodox Judaism views "exploitation and cruelty to minors as legitimate … and perverted behavior as normal.the following page: 10. A Genoa court. With 20 million listeners and a tendency to present her conservative views as an outgrowth of her Orthodox Jewish faith. … At any rate it was here stated that a minor under eleven years of age is incapable of conception." For more details. Slotki (3) The Rights of the Child The treatment of children in Orthodox Judaism has caused concern in Italy.

— Rabbi A. However. surely it is more important to fully disclose fundamental religious doctrines that may soon be embodied in US law — especially when those doctrines are controversial. financial. When the fundamental doctrines of the Talmud are examined carefully. is truer to classical Judaism than Dr. commenting on the Vatican's decision to open its World War II archives — partially. or spiritual — is to maintain its integrity. Rabbis in America know and understand American culture. incomplete or pre-selected archival records will not be enough in a world where transparency and full disclosure is now the norm if an institution — whether political. Americans know almost nothing about Talmud culture. James Rudin (8) If it is important to fully disclose records of historical events. In that context. there is a great divide between Talmud culture and American culture. Rabbi Rudin offered the Vatican the following advice: … one thing is clear. the extent of that divide is known only to one side. Rabbi Rudin wrote an article for Forward. Partial. we find that feminist writer Judith Levine. In February 2002.Senior Interreligious Adviser of the American Jewish Committee. On the subject of child-adult sex. Laura. Jewish leadership — from the most liberal of the Reform rabbis to the most conservative of the Orthodox rabbis — have done Judaism a . author of Not Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Kids from Sex.

com/editor/america_2.com .html ) see http://www.come-andhear.disservice by not coming forward with the facts and applying Rabbi Rudin's standard of full disclosure.TalmudLies. How can we achieve understanding between people of different religious faiths if we do not take courage and stand behind our own religious convictions? ( This article is on line at http://www.