- Sep 14, 2010
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Please refer back to a snippet of advice (albeit, taken from its context):acts420 said:Besides those I cited, many others including the Orthodox rabbi Shmuley Boteach agree with them. As if I even need to cite another (and as if you won't just deny its existence anyway).... Boteach is the author of The Kosher Sutra, HarperOne Press, 2009. He says, "Many people are surprised to learn that the Torah does not prohibit premarital sex. I challenge you to find any passage in the Jewish scriptures that forbids a man from having consensual sexual relations with any woman he could legally marry. It's just not there! (..) This is not to suggest that Judaism approves of pre-marital sex or promiscuity. (..) Jewish law prohibits an unmarried, unrelated man and woman from (even) being alone long enough to have sexual relations. But these laws come from the Talmud and the Shulchan Aruch (custom, tradition), not from the Torah."
Citing Jewish "authorities" on Jewish Law is ridiculously weak support for your argument. We don't follow Rabbinic Jewish Law, and we certainly don't appeal to their interpretations; we have our own authorities to turn to. They disagree with you.NicholasMyra said:Forget the Rabbis.
Also, while I don't think you were implying that the Church mistakenly borrowed its teachings from the Talmud, it seems notable that the Talmud and Christian authorities both came to the same conclusions regarding pre-marital sex. Perhaps your interpretation and understanding on the matter is off.
Perhaps the author of "The Kosher Sutra" is a "major scholarly and philological" resource, but that seems a stretch.