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Man and Woman Are Equally Liable For A Forbidden Relation

Updated: Jan 16

Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws

By Angelique Sijbolts

The Divine Code for January 8, 2023

Today: Page 397

Topic Chapter 1:10 - 1:12

For every one of the forbidden relations that are capital sins, both the man and the woman are equally liable. This applies only to a partner who is of mature age, and who acts voluntary.

A mature age should be the age at which most people in that community can be considered as having maturity and responsibility for their actions. Nowadays this is usually around the age of 17 for boys and girls. A woman who is raped by a forbidden partner is not liable to punishment.

Reading schedule of the Divine Code

Yesterday's Study Topic: 1:6 - 1:9

Tomorrow's Study Topic: 1:13 - 1:14

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Sources: The Divine Code (4th edition) by Rabbi Moshe Weiner

By Angelique Sijbolts


Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the website. She contributes for the admin of the website in English and Dutch. She teaches Hebrew to beginners and intermediate students at the Academy.

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