Jerusalem Talmud, Kidushin 66b
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תלמוד ירושלמי סו:
2ב
עתיד אדם ליתן דין וחשבון על כל מה שראת עינו ולא אכל
A person will have to give account on the judgment day for every good permissible thing that he might have enjoyed and did not.[Literally, that he saw and did not eat]. [Translation by Rabbi Steve Greenberg]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. This a well known Jewish principle that marks bodily pleasure as so good, so in line with the divine will, that the principled rejection of such a worldly pleasure is a sin for which one will need to give an accounting. How might this principle play a role in the discussion of same-sex relations?

2. Who do you think might be the audience for whom the rabbis felt compelled to share this principle of rabbinic wisdom?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)