Rape by Deception


Halacha prohibits rape. My question is whether “rape by deception” is classified as rape in Halacha



  1. I am not sure that I understand what “rape by deception” means. In Halacha, rape is defined by a man forcing a women to have relations with him against her will or without consent. Otherwise, the Torah speaks of seduction, which is similar, but rather than using physical or psychological force, the woman has been entrapped into having relations.

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