Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy
What does Judaism say against or for LGBTQI? Have their views changed recently?
Judaism is the Torah in action.
The Torah does not change.
The Torah condemns homosexuality and sexual perversion in general.
The Book of Job describes the disastrous effects of Pederasty:
- Job 36: 13 'The godless in heart cherish anger; they do not cry for help when he binds them. 14 They die in their youth, and their life ends in shame.
The last expression quoted above, "their life ends in shame" (Job 36:14) in Hebrew is: "VeChayatam ba-Kadoshim".
Literally this means that their life-force (Chayatam) ends in homosexuality in "kadoshim" (see the Hebrew-language Commentary 'Daat Mikra' on 'Sefer Eiyov' by Amos Chacham).
This expression, "their life ends in shame", refers especially to youth as it says just beforehand, "they die in their youth" (Job 37:14).
Homosexuals target youths. The younger they are the more homosexuals, by their own admission, prefer them.
Other Biblical Commentaries explain Job 36:14 along the same lines, as condemnatory of homosexuality.
The Commentary Targum Yehonatan explains the expression in Job 36:14, "VeChayatam ba-Kadoshim," to mean "their life-force is dissipated in sexual perversion".
The Commentary Mestudat Tsion confirms that the expression "kedoshim" used here refers to those,
- # who give themselves over to homosexuality as it says, "none of the sons of Israel shall be used for sex [kedesh]" (Deuteronomy 23:17) #.
The Commentary Mestudat David says,
- "the life-force of their being shall go out of them like that which happens to kedoshim [male prostitutes], meaning a disgraceful death as fitting for them".