Sexual Obsession


 

Rav Yehudah quoted Rav as having said: There was once an incident when a certain man set his eyes upon a certain woman, and he became obsessed with her to the point his health was endangered. They consulted doctors who said, “The only remedy is if he has sex with her.” The sages ruled, “Let him die and not have sex with her.” “Let her stand before him naked?” “Let him die and not stand before him naked.” “Let her speak with him from behind a curtain?” “Let him die and not speak with her from behind a curtain.”  (B. Sanhedrin 75.)

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