Judaism on Prostitution

Condemnation of harlotry existed throughout Jewish history, though there is evidence that the practice was known in every time period.

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The Rabbi of Moscow, Jacob Mazeh (1857-1924), relates in his autobiography that he refused to allow a costly curtain, donated by a notorious prostitute, to be placed in front of the Ark in the synagogue.

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Rabbi Louis Jacobs

Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs (1920-2006) was a Masorti rabbi, the first leader of Masorti Judaism (also known as Conservative Judaism) in the United Kingdom, and a leading writer and thinker on Judaism.