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1)

Does the man playing the female role also transgress?

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Torah Temimah (citing Sanhedrin, 54b): Yes! And we learn it from the words "Lo "Sishkav" which can also read "Lo Sishacheiv".

2.

Ibn Ezra: Yes! "Tishkav" refers also to the female - "Shachavti Emesh Es Avi" (Bereishis 19:34). 1


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Ramban: If so, "uv'Chol Behemtecha Lo Sisten Shechavtecha" should forbid also females. Why was a separate verse needed for females?! We cannot learn from Lot. He was inert due to his inebriety, so she needed to move his body to make the semen come out.

2)

What is the underlying reason behind the prohibition of homosexuality and bestiality?

1.

Ramban: Intimacy with them is abominable and cannot produce children. 1

2.

Moshav Zekenim citing R. Yehudah ha'Chasid: The Torah forbids homosexuality, so men will marry women and fulfill Peru u'Rvu.


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Refer to 18:6:6:2**.

3)

Why is this called "To'evah"?

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Hadar Zekenim (from Nedarim 51a): TO'Eh Atah VAH (you err about this, to abandon your wife and have Bi'ah with a man). 1


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Hadar Zekenim: You did not turn to what is written in Mishlei (5:15) "Shese Mayim mi'Borecha" (have Bi'ah with your wife)!

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