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LGBTQ Pride Month: Oy Vey, Why Are So Many Jews Gay?

Gay Jews have been making their presence known at pride parades much to the chagrin of event organizers. GIF: Winter Watch/Wikimedia Commons

Rainbow flags began appearing on June 1 as the America kicked off LGBTQ Pride month. Yes, a whole month. Mothers, fathers, veterans, our country’s founders only get one day a year. Jesus gets two days. But if you’re homosexual, go out play. You get 30 whole days.

Google’s home page launched Pride Month by featuring Frank Kameny (1925-2011). According to Wikipedia, Kameny is “one of the most significant figures” in the American gay movement, because he was the first known person in the United States to make a civil rights claim based on sexual orientation in a U.S. court.

Kameny’s Wiki bio also states that he was an Ashkenazi Jew, and this made me wonder: Are Jews overrepresented in the gay community just as they in areas of our society, such as publishing, television, news media, the film industry, porn industry, academia, the arts and banking? And how many famous homosexuals are Jewish – or, inversely – how many famous Jews are homosexuals?

There’s an actual Wiki page for this topic, but most of the characters are on it are obscure or from eras past. The most recognizable names: Barry Manilow, Roy Cohn, Sandra Bernhard, Barney Frank, Leonard Bernstein and Harvey Milk. There was no mention of President Joe Biden’s Health Secretary Rachel Levine, singer Amy Winehouse or Columbia Records President Clive Davis, and there’s no one from any of the “who’s who in Hollywood” lists, or any other current-day influencers for that matter. Odd.

What was actually interesting though about Wikipedia’s notable LGBTQ Jews is the incredibly long list of Jewish homosexual religious figures. Who knew there were so many female LGBTQ rabbis in America?!

  • Rebecca Alpert, lesbian professor in the Departments of Religion and Women’s Studies at Temple University

  • Lionel Blue, first British rabbi publicly to come out as gay; wrote Godly and Gay (1981)

  • Deborah Brin, one of the first openly gay rabbis and one of the first hundred women rabbis

  • Denise Eger, first female and the first openly gay President of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California; in March 2015 she became president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the largest and oldest rabbinical organization in North America

  • Steven Greenberg, first out Orthodox rabbi and staff member of CLAL

  • Dario David Hunter, American-Israeli lawyer, rabbi, educator and politician considered the first Muslim-born person to be ordained as a rabbi

  • Emily Aviva Kapor, first openly transgender female rabbi

  • Jason Klein, first openly gay man to head a national rabbinical association of a major US Jewish denominations (2013) …. president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association … executive director of Hillel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Sharon Kleinbaum, first rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, one of the most influential rabbis in the United States

  • Debra Kolodny, openly bisexual American rabbi; edited the first anthology by bisexual people of faith, Blessed Bi Spirit (2000), to which she contributed “Hear, I Pray You, This Dream Which I Have Dreamed,” about Jewish identity and bisexuality

  • Sandra Lawson, became the first openly gay African-American and the first African-American admitted to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2011; became the first openly gay, female, black rabbi in the world in 2018

  • Stacy Offner, … first openly lesbian rabbi in a traditional congregation; first openly lesbian rabbi hired by a mainstream Jewish congregation; first female rabbi in Minnesota; first rabbi elected chaplain of the Minnesota Senate …

  • Toba Spitzer, first openly lesbian or gay person chosen to head a rabbinical association in the United States in 2007, when she was elected president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

  • Abby Stein, transgender activist, former Hasidic Jew

  • Margaret Wenig, American rabbi and instructor of liturgy and homiletics at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; in 1976, she and Naomi Janowitz published Siddur Nashim, the first Jewish prayer book to refer to God using female pronouns and imagery …

  • Sherwin Wine, rabbi and founding figure in Humanistic Judaism

  • Ron Yosef, Orthodox rabbi who helped found the Israeli organization Hod, which represents gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews …

  • Reuben Zellman, American teacher, author, and assistant rabbi and music director at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley, California; first openly transgender person accepted to the Reform Jewish seminary Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati (2003); ordained by the seminary’s Los Angeles campus in 2010

Clearly, this is just a U.S. list. What must it be like in Israel?

In June 2020, Voice of America, the largest and oldest U.S.-funded international broadcast news organization, reported that Israel has a record number of “openly gay” lawmakers. All are men who represent parties from across the political spectrum, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party.

In total, 5 percent of Israeli lawmakers are openly gay, making it the fourth largest homosexual contingent in the world. It follows Britain, with 8.1 percent, Liechtenstein, with 8 percent, and the Scottish parliament, with 7.7 percent.

Tel Aviv’s annual Gay Pride parade usually draws huge crowds from around the world, VOA reports. Just before the 2019 parade, Netanyahu appointed Israel’s first openly gay minister.

In the U.S., gay Jews have been making their presence known at public events, waving rainbow flags with stars of David emblemized on them — and apparently much to the chagrin of parade organizers.

Organizers of a 2017 LGBT-rights festival in Chicago were accused of anti-Semitism after they expelled marchers displaying symbols of gay-Jew pride because it “made people feel unsafe,” BBC reported. Organizers of a 2019 gay pride parade in Washington, D.C. were criticized by both Jewish and LGBTQ groups for banning Jewish and Israeli symbols from its event, Forward reports.

A 2016 NIH survey found 6.5% of American Jews self-identify as homosexual. That’s 50% higher than a similar survey of the general U.S. population for that year, which found just 4.2% identified as homosexual. A more recent U.S. survey by Gallup showed the percentage of Americans who self-identify as LGBTQ has grown to 5.6%.

Overall, Pew Research Center estimates that as of 2020, 2.4 percent of U.S. adults are Jewish. The U.S. population is roughly 330 million. So that means the U.S. is home to approximately 7.92 million Jews. If all things were equal, 5.6 percent of them would be gay, or 443,520. But that’s not the case.

Though their population figures should be relatively small on a national scale — like comparing the size of Kansas City to the entire USA — their prominence is undeniable. The following list represents people who are Jewish or of Jewish descent from a USA Today article titled “Who tops the ‘Out’ Power 50 list of LGBTQ influencers?” Who decides who is influential would be a logical follow on datapoint.

  • #1 – Rachel Maddow, MSNBC news anchor and liberal commentator

  • #4 – Jill “Joey” Soloway, television writer, director

  • #7- Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (D) and lawyer

  • #18 – Scott Rudin, film, television and theater producer

  • #19 – Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado (D) and served five terms as the state’s U.S. Representative

  • #21 – Michael Kors, fashion designer

  • #22 – Larry Kramer (d. 2020), film producer and LGBTQ rights activist

  • #23 – Glenn Greenwald, journalist

  • #32 – Joel Simkhai, Israeli-American tech entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of LGBTQ hook-up app Grindr

  • #34 – Andy Cohen, television host and media personality

  • #36 – David Cicilline, U.S. Representative for Rhode Island (D)

That’s right. Eleven out of 50 (22 percent) of the most powerful homosexuals in the United States are Jewish. Of course, much of this oversized influence stems from the film and television industries. This next list represents those who self-identify as Jewish among The Hollywood Reporter’sThe 50 Most Powerful LGBTQ Players in Hollywood.”

  • Billy Eichner, actor, comedian and television producer; Funny Or Die’s “Billy on the Street,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Lion King”

  • Andy Cohen, television host and media personality; “Top Chef,” the “Real Housewives” franchise, ” Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”

  • Megan Ellison, film producer; founder of Annapurna Pictures; “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Her,” “American Hustle”; Time magazine’s 100 list of the most influential people in the world

  • Liz Feldman, comedian, actress, television producer and writer; “Dead to Me,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Blue Collar TV”

  • Beanie Feldstein, stage and film actress and singer; “Lady Bird,” “Booksmart,” “Hello, Dolly!”

  • Sara Gilbert, television actress and executive producer; “Roseanne,” “The Talk,” “The Big Bang Theory”

  • Nina Jacobson, film executive; former president of the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, and producer of “The Hunger Games” film series

  • Dan Levy, television actor, writer, director, comedian and producer; “Schitt’s Creek”

  • Ben Platt, theater and film actor, singer and songwriter; “The Book of Mormon,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Pitch Perfect”; on Time magazine’s list of 100 list of the most influential people in the world

  • Jill “Joey” Soloway, television writer, director; “Transparent,” “Afternoon Delight,” “Six Feet Under”

  • Kristen Stewart, world’s highest-paid actress in 2010 and 2012; “The Twilight Saga,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Still Alice”

Once again, 11 out of 50, or 22 percent, are Jewish, though Jews represent just 2.4 percent of the U.S. population. To be clear, this isn’t a list of all the LGBTQ Jews in Hollywood. It’s a list of Hollywood’s most influential homosexuals. Pop singer Demi Lavato, actor Victor Garber, and actresses Drew Barrymore and Evan Rachel Wood, for example, are famous Hollywood LGBTQ Jews who weren’t worthy of this list of who’s who. How many others are there? It’s a mystery, but if what we see on our screens is any indication, the numbers are huge.

Pew Research found one-in-ten (10 percent) of U.S. Jewish adults identify as gay or lesbian (4 percent) bisexual (5 percent); 88 percent say they are straight, 1 percent say they are something else, 1 percent say they don’t know and 1 percent declined to answer the question. That’s nearly double the U.S. average.

After a bit more digging, I stumbled upon a 2019 academic study that explored the topic of homosexuality among those of the Jewish faith. It found that there is indeed a strong correlation.

Sexual minorities are more likely to move away from Christian traditions and toward disaffiliation or reaffiliation with “Jewish or other” traditions. … The majority of American Jews are more accepting of homosexuality than other religious groups. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, Jews are one of the most strongly liberal Democratic groups in US politics. …

Jews are significantly more likely to indicate that homosexuality should be accepted by society than is true for the US public, at 82% compared to 57%. The difference widens to 32 percentage points when Jews are compared to Christians. Note that in 2012, Pew found that 78% of Jews were accepting of gay marriage, compared to 50% for the general public.

So why does it all matter? Because of the aforementioned outsized influence among many of the pillars of American culture, including politics. If you want to know where your country is going, look at who’s given center stage.


Read “Neo-Nazi National Front Organizer Quits After Coming Out as Jewish Homosexual”

Torchy Takeaway

Oy vey, why are so many Jews gay? Is it the circumcisions? Is it the matzo balls? I’m still not sure. If it weren’t for Pride Month, I wouldn’t even be asking such potentially offensive questions. But I guess this is what Pride Month is all about: “awareness.” Right, fellas?


Read “The Discordian Pederast Destruction of the Boy Scouts of America”

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17 Comments on LGBTQ Pride Month: Oy Vey, Why Are So Many Jews Gay?

  1. Jews hate Jesus Christ and Christianity. They infiltrated the churches with their gay/lesbian nonsense. If you ask me, this is a weird time to be alive. No other generation has had to endure the infiltration, subversion, and inversion to the extent that ours has. God chose us before the foundation of the world to live at this particular time. (Eph.1 4-5) There must be a reason. Stay frosty.

    • Maybe because previous generations of Christians knew & repelled God’s enemy people- until the 19th century when jews were permitted to run for office & hired into positions of early mass media by a generation of adults whose hearts were hardened by the swell of occultism, Scofield bible, materialistic evolution, bolshevism , Blavatskyism, Rothchildism, etc while Christianism devolved into ladies’ clubs & missionary work to convert nonwhites. Along comes the 20th century- the jewish century- having connivingly won 2 world wars there after criticizing their enemy, white Christians, through. ‘entertainment’ & ‘education’, vice, mind laundering via neurolinguistics in ‘popular culture’ resulting in ‘normalizing’ the breaking of nature’s laws mutating into today’s ‘clown world’. Do we wait for the second coming or act on the authority of Christ in the power of His Spirit? As long as sexual & racial integrity are compromised, clown world prevails.

  2. Hi everyone,

    Haven’t you heard about the circumcision of the 8th day that only jews practice ? And why the 8th day ? Because that is the day the first puberty starts to set in and it will last 21 days. The hormonal system will, if not impaired during its development, regulate harmoniously the functioning of our psyche. Our ethical and moral senses. Our ability to balance our judgments and to limit our speculations. And, first and foremost, our ability to balance our libido. So if you mess around with this first puberty setting by ripping off the prepuce (they do it with their teeth), which will inflict a trauma on the “internal genital” , the most important of the twelve glands that compose the human hormonal system, because it is the base for “sex morality” and “morality” on its own, then you have what we see today (and many other horrible jew driven deeds) which is very explicit in this very good article.

  3. Something doesn’t compute. If God is so loving and all-powerful, why is everything going straight to hell and the faith dying as we speak?

      • Sir: Kindly take your Christ-insanity / cuckianity nonsense elsewhere. There are
        plenty of erstwhile pious and faithful people – true believers no doubt – strewn all
        over the landscape and in graveyards that apparently god, yahweh, or jesus did
        not bother saving from even the most awful sort of suffering and death. Perhaps
        they / he couldn’t be bothered form the more pressing task of assisting the jew.

        • Jesus is assisting the Jews? I wonder how you came upon that information. Did he return on the down-low? Btw Rommel was a total failure and a coward.

  4. Many companies I follow on Facebook (yeah, I know) have incorporated a rainbow into their cover page for Pervert month. In a couple of cases, I have protested this. When I do this it is based on the physical, mental and social health hazards of the movement.

    One of the pushback arguments is not an argument but an accusation. It implies that those that object to Pride month must be secretly closeted themselves. Here’s how I handle that charge:

    “If celebrating Pride month is supposed to ease the stigma against LBTGQ+whatever, why would you try shaming someone over a characteristic you say should be a source of pride?”

    They can’t escape their own logic.

    • I feel sorry for them. I couldn’t imagine living that lifestyle. Medical issues alone that come from that sort of lifestyle are enough to keep most people away from them. Plus I couldn’t see how women would get much fulfillment from living that lifestyle either. Withering away in a small apartment with your cats and hating men all day would be a pretty depressing way to exist.

  5. Why do Jews rate so high in all those categories? That’s easy, they are the most neurotic people on the face of the planet. They’ve infiltrated ALL that was holy and unholy. Why do you think we live in such a dystopian Clown World now?

    • canadadienasty,
      Based on the teachings of the Jewish Talmud, most, if not all Jewish children are victims of incest or rape!

  6. “For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord… The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! For they have rewarded evil unto themselves…
    As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. Oh, my people! they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” — Prophet Isaiah

  7. Of course Jewish culture is Godless and degenerate…..that is what produces perverted lifestyles like queers. But what came first, the chicken or the egg? Jewish culture is also a matriarchy. Did it become a matriarchy because of the perversion and lack of healthy masculinity, or did the matriarchy produce the perversion. Doesn’t really matter in the end, they are two sides of the same coin.

    • Simple: It became a matriarchy because it was unnatural…And now the women complain.and their sons queer out. The men were supposed to do the heavy lifting and leave the women at home to civilize the family, not shuck shoes at Bergmans

  8. Why do we take the 2% of the population at face value? Seems like you can’t turn around without bumping into someone who is Jewish. They likely answer census data as white or simply other.

    Let me put it another way.

    How many only child Jews have you ever met?

    They have large families, usually three or more.

    I think the 2% number is too low. I’m thinking closer to 7-8% maybe more.

  9. CHILD-RAPE IN THE MIKVAH
    In Ritual Bathhouses of the Jewish Orthodoxy, Children Are Systematically Abused
    By Christopher Ketcham Nov 12 2013
    Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, the lone whistleblower among the Satmar, a powerful Hasidic sect, who recently was the victim of a bleach attack in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
    Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews. He cleared his throat. “I’m going to be graphic,” he said.
    A member of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim fundamentalist branch of Orthodox Judaism, Nuchem designs and repairs mikvahs in compliance with Torah Law. The mikvah is a ritual Jewish bathhouse used for purification. Devout Jews are required to cleanse themselves in the mikvah on a variety of occasions: Women must visit following menstruation, and men have to make an appearance before the High Holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Many of the devout also purify themselves before and after the act of sex and before the Sabbath.
    On a visit to Jerusalem in 2005, Rabbi Rosenberg entered into a mikvah in one of the holiest neighborhoods in the city, Mea She’arim.
    “I opened a door that entered into a schvitz,” he told me.
    “Vapors everywhere, I can barely see. My eyes adjust, and I see an old man, my age, long white beard, a holy-looking man, sitting in the vapors. On his lap, facing away from him, is a boy, maybe seven years old. And the old man is having anal sex with this boy.”
    Rabbi Rosenberg paused, gathered himself, and went on:
    “This boy was speared on the man like an animal, like a pig, and the boy was saying nothing. But on his face—fear. The old man [looked at me] without any fear, as if this was common practice. He didn’t stop. I was so angry, I confronted him”.
    He removed the boy from his penis, and I took the boy aside. I told this man,
    ‘It’s a sin before God, a mishkovzucher. What are you doing to this boy’s soul? You’re destroying this boy!’
    He had a sponge on a stick to clean his back, and he hit me across the face with it.
    ‘How dare you interrupt me!’ he said.
    I had heard of these things for a long time, but now I had seen.”

    The child sex abuse crisis in ultra-Orthodox Judaism, like that in the Catholic Church, has produced its share of shocking headlines in recent years. In New York, and in the prominent Orthodox communities of Israel and London, allegations of child molestation and rape have been rampant. The alleged abusers are schoolteachers, rabbis, fathers, uncles—figures of male authority. The victims, like those of Catholic priests, are mostly boys. Rabbi Rosenberg believes around half of young males in Brooklyn’s Hasidic community—the largest in the United States and one of the largest in the world—have been victims of sexual assault perpetrated by their elders. Ben Hirsch, director of Survivors for Justice, a Brooklyn organization that advocates for Orthodox sex abuse victims, thinks the real number is higher. “From anecdotal evidence, we’re looking at over 50 percent. It has almost become a rite of passage.”

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews who speak out about these abuses are ruined and condemned to exile by their own community. Dr. Amy Neustein, a non-fundamentalist Orthodox Jewish sociologist and editor of Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals, told me the story of a series of Hasidic mothers in Brooklyn she got to know who complained that their children were being preyed on by their husbands.

    In these cases, the accused men “very quickly and effectively engage the rabbis, the Orthodox politicians, and powerful Orthodox rabbis who donate handsomely to political clubs.” The goal, she told me, is “to excise the mother from the child’s life.” Rabbinical courts cast the mothers aside, and the effects are permanent. The mother is “amputated.” One woman befriended by Dr. Neustein, a music student at a college outside New York, lost contact with all six of her children, including an infant she was breastfeeding at the time of their separation.

    “THE TALMUD IS ONE OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD”!

    The official unabridged Soncino Edition of the Talmud published in 1935 was “Translated into English with Notes, Glossary and Indices” by such eminent Talmudic scholars as Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein, Rabbi Dr. Samuel Daiches, Rabbi Dr. Israel W. Slotki, M.A., Litt.D., The Reverend Dr. A. Cohen, M.A.’, Ph.D., Maurice Simon, M.A., and the Very Reverend The Chief Rabbi Dr. J.H. Hertz wrote the “Foreword” for the Soncino Edition of the Talmud. The Very Reverend Rabbi Hertz was at the time the Chief Rabbi of England.

    The world’s leading authorities on the Talmud confirm that the official unabridged Soncino Edition of the Talmud translated into English follows the original texts with great exactness. It is almost a word-for-word translation of the original texts. In his famous classic “The History of the Talmud,” Michael Rodkinson, the leading authority on the Talmud, in collaboration with the celebrated Reverend Dr. Isaac M. Wise states:

    “THE TALMUD IS ONE OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD. During the twenty centuries of its existence…IT SURVIVED IN ITS ENTIRETY, and not only has the power of its foes FAILED TO DESTROY EVEN A SINGLE LINE, but it has not even been able materially to weaken its influence for any length of time.

    IT STILL DOMINATES THE MINDS OF A WHOLE PEOPLE, WHO VENERATE ITS CONTENTS AS DIVINE TRUTH…”

    “The Talmud is to this day the circulating heart’s blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs or ceremonies we observe ~ whether we are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or merely spasmodic sentimentalists ~ we follow the Talmud. It is our common law.” ~ Herman Wouk

    We will legally define the Talmud as the basis of the Israeli legal system. ~ Benjamin Netanyahu
    The Talmud, then, is the written form of that which, in the time of Jesus, was called the Traditions of the Elders, and to which he makes frequent allusions.
    — Rabbi Michael L. Rodkinson (1)

    Or consider this from The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, in the entry
    “PHARISEES”:

    The Jewish religion as it is today traces its descent, without a break, through all the centuries, from the Pharisees.
    Their leading ideas and methods found expression in a literature of enormous extent, of which a very great deal is still in existence. The Talmud is the largest and most important single member of that literature, and round it are gathered a number of Midrashim, partly legal (Halachic) and partly works of edification (Haggadic). This literature, in its oldest elements, goes back to a time before the beginning of the Common Era, and comes down into the Middle Ages. Through it all run the lines of thought which were first drawn by the Pharisees, and the study of it is essential for any real understanding of Pharisaism.
    — R. Travers Herford for the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia. (2)

    Rabbi Dr. Louis Finkelstein, Instructor of Talmud, and later president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, writes:

    Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name, inevitable adaptation of custom, and adjustment of Law, the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered. When the Jew reads his prayers, he is reciting formulae prepared by pre-Maccabean scholars; when he dons the cloak prescribed for the Day of Atonement and Passover Eve, he is wearing the festival garment of ancient Jerusalem; when he studies the Talmud, he is actually repeating the arguments used in the Palestinian academies.
    — Rabbi Dr. Finkelstein (3)

    SANHEDRIN, 55b-55a:
    “What is meant by this? – Rab said: Pederasty with a child below nine years of age is not deemed as pederasty with a child above that. Samuel said: Pederasty with a child below three years is not treated as with a child above that (2) What is the basis of their dispute? – Rab maintains that only he who is able to engage in sexual intercourse, may, as the passive subject of pederasty throw guilt (upon the actual offender); whilst he who is unable to engage in sexual intercourse cannot be a passive subject of pederasty (in that respect) (3). But Samuel maintains: Scriptures writes, (And thou shalt not lie with mankind) as with the lyings of a woman (4). It has been taught in accordance with Rab: Pederasty at the age of nine years and a day; (55a) (he) who commits bestiality, whether naturally or unnaturally: or a woman who causes herself to be bestiality abused, whether naturally or unnaturally, is liable to punishment (5).”

    BABYLONIAN TALMUD: KETHUBOTH, 11a-11b.
    “Rabba said, It means (5) this: When a grown up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing, for when the girl is less than this (6), it is as if one puts the finger in the eye (7), but when a small boy has intercourse with a grown up woman, he makes her as a girl who is injured by a piece of wood' ".
    (footnotes) "(5). Lit.,
    says’. (6) Lit., `here’, that is, less than three years old. (7) Tears come to the eyes again and again, so does virginity come back to the little girl under three years.”

    KETHUBOTH, 11a-11b.
    “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 (1). Although the intercourse of a small boy is not regarded as a sexual act, nevertheless the woman is injured by it as by a piece of wood.”
    (footnotes) “(1) Although the intercourse of a small boy is not regarded as a sexual act, nevertheless the woman is injured by it as by a piece of wood.”

    SANHEDRIN, 55b:
    “A maiden three years and a day may be acquired in marriage by coition, and if her deceased husband’s brother cohabits with her, she becomes his. The penalty of adultery may be incurred through her; (if a niddah) she defiles him who has connection with her, so that he in turn defiles that upon which he lies, as a garment which has lain upon (a person afflicted with gonorrhea).”

    (footnotes) “(2) His wife derives no pleasure from this, and hence there is no cleaving. (3) A variant reading of this passage is: Is there anything permitted to a Jew which is forbidden to a heathen. Unnatural connection is permitted to a Jew. (4) By taking the two in conjunction, the latter as illustrating the former, we learn that the guilt of violating the injunction `to his wife but not to his neighbor’s wife’ is incurred only for natural but not for unnatural intercourse.”

    SANHEDRIN, 69b
    “Our rabbis taught: If a woman sported lewdly with her young son (a minor), and he committed the first stage of cohabitation with her, -Beth Shammai says, he thereby renders her unfit for the priesthood (1). Beth Hillel declares her fit…All agree that the connection of a boy nine years and a day is a real connection; whilst that of one less than eight years is not (2); their dispute refers only to one who is eight years old.

    ABODAH ZARAH, 36b-37a.
    “R. Naham b. Isaac said: They decreed in connection with a heathen child that it would cause defilement by seminal emission (2) so that an Israelite child should not become accustomed to commit pederasty with it…From what age does a heathen child cause defilement by seminal emission? From the age of nine years and one day. (37a) for inasmuch as he is then capable of the sexual act he likewise defiles by emission. Rabina said: It is therefore to be concluded that a heathen girl (communicates defilement) from the age of three years and one day, for inasmuch as she is then capable of the sexual act she likewise defiles by a flux.

    SOTAH, 26b.
    “R. Papa said: It excludes an animal, because there is not adultery in connection with an animal (4). Raba of Parazika (5) asked R. Ashi, Whence is the statement which the Rabbis made that there is no adultery in connection with an animal? Because it is written, Thou shalt not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog etc.; (6) and it has been taught: The hire of a dog (7) and the wages of a harlot (8) are permissible, as it is said, Even both of these (9) – the two (specified texts are abominations) but not four (10)…As lying with mankind. (12) But, said Raba, it excludes the case where he warned her against contact of the bodies (13). Abaye said to him, That is merely an obscene act (and not adultery), and did the All-Merciful prohibit (a wife to her husband) for an obscene act?”

    Of the “sacred” Talmudic teachings of the “Sages,” preserved since 500 A.D. and taught more widely today than ever before in Talmud-Torah schools in the U.S.A., perhaps nothing better illustrates “fools” with “reprobate minds” than the teaching in the Talmud book of Yebamoth that spittle on the top of the bed curtain proves that a wife has been guilty of adultery, as only lying down face upwards could she have spit up on it. Spitting several feet straight up! The Talmud states: “When a peddler leaves a house and the woman within is fastening her sinnar [breech-cloth] … . If spittle is found on the upper part of the curtained bed she must, said Rabbi, go.”

    Footnote: “Even if there were no witnesses that misconduct took place.”

    Further footnote:
    “Only the woman lying face upwards could have spat on the spot. Intercourse may, therefore, be suspected.”

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