06 November 2011

Shemitta & sexual chuqot to’eivah

The difference between violating the laws of shemitta and violating the laws in Leviticus 18 of sexual perversion (both of which could trigger national exile from the land) is that the laws of shemitta pertain only to when the people of Israel are sovereign whereas the sexual prohibitions pertain to the sovereignty of any inhabitants of the land. 
As such, the violation of the laws of sexual perversion are an abomination (and the performance of those rites are regarded as chuqot to’eivah) in a way that the violation of the laws of shemitta are not. 

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