The Bible--concerned with sanctity in all aspects of life--prohibits incest, adultery, and a number of other sexual relationships.
In Judaism, adultery is considered one of the most grievous sins.
If homosexuality is not chosen, then there is precedent in Jewish law for condoning it.
Non-marital sex is not ideal, but that doesn't mean Judaism has nothing to say about it.
Some classical Jewish statements about sex might surprise you.
Some Jewish thinkers condone homosexuality, despite the condemnation of homosexual sex in Jewish law.
Judaism may need new categories of sexual relationships in order to adjust to the reality of sex outside marriage.
Some traditional Jewish authorities condemn homosexuality, while advocating compassion for individual gays and lesbians.
The Torah does not address lesbianism, but later rabbinic commentators frowned upon it.
While the Torah does not forbid premarital sex, the rabbis of the talmudic era prohibited it--but one modern authority proposed a sanctioned form of exclusive sexual relationship outside of marriage.
Gender & Sexuality
LGBT issues in Judaism
A selection of statements from rabbis of various denominations.