The Law of the Seducer

"If a man seduces a virgin..."Exodus 22:15.

In the event that a man seduces a virgin, we are commanded to follow the pertinent laws detailed in the Torah.

The Law of the Rapist

"She shall be his wife. . . . He may not send her away all the days of his life"Deuteronomy 22:29.

One who rapes [a virgin] must marry the maiden [if she so desires].

Divorcing a Rape Victim

"She shall be his wife. . . . He may not send her away all the days of his life"Deuteronomy 22:29.

As explained in Positive Commandment 218, one who rapes [a virgin] must marry the maiden [if she so desires]. He may never divorce her [without her consent].

The Slandering Husband

"She shall be his wife; he may not send her away all the days of his life"Deuteronomy 22:19.

In the event that a man slanders his newly-married virgin wife, falsely accusing her of infidelity, we are commanded to follow the pertinent laws detailed in the Torah. This includes lashes for the husband, and his obligation to remain married to this wife [if she so desires].

Divorcing the Defamation Victim

"He may not send her away as long as he lives"Deuteronomy 22:19.

As explained in Positive Commandment 219, a husband who slanders his newly-married virgin wife, falsely accusing her of infidelity, must remain married to the wife [if she so desires]. He may never divorce her [without her consent].