Rabbis And Marriage
“A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD, even to the tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 23:2
The religious control marriages in Israel and the rules are very strict. Young Israelis under certain circumstances are forced to go overseas to get married.
The Rabbis won’t marry a person born out of wedlock until the tenth generation. The Rabbis won’t marry them. They can’t always check 10 generations but they do check as much as they can.
(Please note these are not my views)
This subject is a little sensitive but we feel it is important for you to know.
Orthodox believe that sex is just for making babies. Once the baby is conceived they must not enjoy sex. The pharmacies in Mea Sharim sell often illegal drugs to suppress the sexual desire. They believe that sex defiles and hinders them from experiencing God and being Holy.
While statistics show the large number of Christian men are caught up in pornography, Orthodox men do everything to suppress their sexual desire. They have a special diet and pills if needed. Women have to shave their hair and wear a wig, as natural hair they consider attractive and awakens the sexual desire.
Let’s look at their scriptural basis for their beliefs on sex.
Exodus 19:15 and be ready on the third day: come not at your wifes (abstain from sexual relations NIV)
The Ultra Orthodox claim that sexual relationships disqualify us from being able to come into the presence of God. The people had to consecrate themselves to be able to stand in God’s presence by doing two things, washing their clothes and abstaining from sex.
Leviticus 16:15 When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening.
When a man is unclean, he can’t approach God. In this verse having sex and emitting sperm defiles a man for a whole day.
“But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from producing offspring for his brother.”
From this verse, Rabbinical Judaism teaches that sex is just for producing offspring, and intercouse where the seed is wasted is sinful. However a man is allowed relations in order to release pressure. Even so, he isn’t permitted to enjoy. An Ultra Orthodox man must never see his wife’s body or hair. This is accomplished by using a sheet with a hole in it.