Judaism and Lesbianism

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    For much of it's 3,000 year history, lesbianism has been of little interest to Judaism. Lesbianism is not mentioned in the Hebrew bible.


    "he first discussion of female homoeroticism in Jewish texts is found in Sifra, a postbiblical commentary on the book of Leviticus, edited in the second century a.d. The reference is to a passage in Leviticus 18, which prohibits Israelite participation in acts deemed “the doings of Egypt.” The commentator in Sifra suggests that lesbian marriage was one of the acts that would be included in this category. What we can infer from this text is that at the time of the writing of Sifra, Jewish communities were cognizant of the Roman practice of women marrying other women."


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    well if a very old book doesn't tell us how to feel about something, HOW WE KNOW HOW WE FEEL ABOUT IT?








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