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Old 03-13-2012, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Alessan View Post
Also, "bastard" doesn't mean the same thing in Hebrew (and in Judaism) as it does elsewhere. Illegitimate children aren't bastards. Illegitimate children one or both of whose parents were married to someone other than the other parent are bastards - meaning that they have to be the product of adultery, not just unmarried sex.
Well, it's more that a child is halachacly a bastard if their parents are unable to legally marry....if he's the product of incest or if the mother is married to someone else (the father being married to somebody else was ok, because Judaism used to allow polygamy).