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Think again: The hidden costs of all sex all the time

Rashi notes that wherever the Torah commands restraint from sexual immorality kedusha (holiness) is juxtaposed to the forbidden practice.

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‘You shall be holy, for holy am I, Hashem, your God,” begins last week’s Torah reading, Kedoshim.

Rashi, the greatest of the biblical exegetes, notes, based on the Midrash, that wherever the Torah commands restraint from sexual immorality kedusha (holiness) is juxtaposed to the forbidden practice.



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