Biblical quote on masturbation jewish

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Judaism and masturbation

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Like his older brother Er , Onan was slain by God. Onan's death was retribution for being "evil in the sight of the Lord" and disobeying a direct order from the Lord by being unwilling to father a child by his widowed sister-in-law. After Onan's brother Er was slain by God, his father Judah told him to fulfill his duty to his brother by entering into a levirate marriage with his brother's widow Tamar to give her offspring. Religion professor Tikva Frymer-Kensky has pointed out the economic repercussions of a levirate marriage: any son born to Tamar would be deemed the heir of the deceased Er, and able to claim the firstborn's double share of inheritance.

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What does the Bible say about? For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;. But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Feb 12 30 Shevat Torah Portion. A note to readers: This article deals with a sensitive — and important — topic. Reader discretion is advised. The second one, the original Hebrew word is taivah can be also be translated as lust. The sexual drive has been described as the single most difficult struggle a person can wrestle with.