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Old 09-16-2009, 12:56 AM
Quath Quath is offline
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I think Old Testament is more in line with polygyny than with polyamory. In the Old Testament, a man could have wives and concubines. He could have sex with his slaves. And there were no rules about pre-maritial sex.

For a woman, it was very different. If she was raped as a virgin, she had to marry her rapist. She was killed if she had pre-maritial sex and didn't marry that guy.

So I think modern Judiasm has ways to distance itself from these laws and accept more modern cultural beliefs. A rabbi could probably help clear that up.
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