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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora

220 - THE LAW OF THE SEDUCER


Exodus 22:16-17 -- 16 "If a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay the bride-price for her to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the bride-price of virgins.”

“The seducer must pay on three counts and the violator on four: the seducer pays compensation for indignity and blemish and the prescribed fine (i.e. fifty shekels of silver, Exodus 22:16; cf. Deuteronomy 22:29); the violator in addition pays compensation for the pain. Wherein does the violator differ from the seducer? The violator pays compensation for the pain and the seducer does not pay compensation for the pain; the violator pays forthwith, but the seducer only of he puts her away (i.e. if he refuses to marry her); the violator must ‘drink out of his earthen pot’ but if the seducer is minded to put her away he may put her away.”*

* Keth. 39a

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