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Question 8.31:
What relationships are prohibited?

Answer:

There are a number of prohibited relationships in Judaism. The Torah sets forth a list, and any community cannot, by custom, violate a Torah prohibition. For example, a man cannot marry certain close blood relatives, the ex-wives of certain close blood relatives, a woman who has not been validly divorced from her previous husband, the daughter or granddaughter of his ex-wife, or the sister of his ex-wife during the ex-wife's lifetime. These are all enumerated in Leviticus 18. These include that one cannot:


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