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The Chumash Leviticus 20

20:2-5. Molech

20:4. If the people avert their eyes once, they will avert their eyes again. If the court attempts to discharge its responsibility, violations will protest: “You did not punish the last violator, is it fair to punish this one?” Only if the courts and the people are consistent can they function properly.

9. For any man who will curse his father or his mother shall be put to death; his father or his mother has he cursed, his blood is upon himself.

20: 22-24. The Land and immorality.

20: 25-26. Holiness and kashrus.

20:10-21. Penalties for forbidden relationships.

  • pelt
  • avert
  • Molech: idol worshipped in Canaan
  • stray
  • exhortation
  • deprave
  • affliction
  • menses

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