Forbidden relationships – stay away

The position of Jewish law – and a law of the State of Israel – adultery under duress is not considered adultery. In considering adultery resulting from a mistake two scenarios are considered; a real mistake – is defined as a case of duress – and hence not in the category of adultery. A legal-halachic mistake – i.e., ignorance of the prohibition on adultery, or of the law that only a get terminates the marriage; neither of the variants of these can be regarded as duress. Hence a woman engaging in sexual relations with another man – before she has a get – is deemed an adulteress, and as such forbidden both to her husband and to her lover.

ref: Jewish virtual library

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