-  Prohibition

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Do not be sexually intimate with one’s aunt, the wife of your father’s brother

 

 “Do not approach his wife, she is your aunt” Vayikra 18:14

 

This prohibition applies specifically to the father’s brother from the same father.

If one was sexually intimate with her while his uncle is alive, since she is a married woman they both deserve death by strangulation.

If after the uncle’s death if done intentionally the punishment is spiritual severance, if unwittingly a sin offering is required.

 

The secondary sexual relations prohibited by the Scribes are

  • the wife of a father’s brother from another mother.

  • The wife of one’s mother’s brother whether from one father or one mother

 

This applies in all places at all times.

Do not be sexually intimate with one’s aunt, the wife of your father’s brother