[Avodah] De-Chokifying Arayos (including MZ)

Micha Berger via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Sun Jul 5 16:28:16 PDT 2015

On Sun, Jul 05, 2015 at 05:20:08PM -0500, Lisa Liel wrote:
: On 7/3/2015 5:16 PM, Micha Berger via Avodah wrote:
:> Let me take a step toward de-chokifying arayos.

: Why?  I mean, you can always find reasons to turn something into a
: moral issue.  But why do you want to impose that on the halakha?  Is
: the purpose to make things even worse?

As I quoted from RAK, because they classically were not considered
chuqim. Until our contemporaries took the issue from sexual morality
to sexual ethics, these truths were considered self-evident. It's the
choqification of dinei arayos that's inauthentic.

In any case, since one doesn't pasqen from taamei hamitzvos, the din
is the same either way. Nothhing in such exploration can "make things
even worse".

Tir'u baTov!

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