- Hebrew ממזר (mamzér, "bastard") (Wiktionary)
“A mamzer, that is to say, one born of a prostitute, shall not enter into the church of the Lord, until the tenth generation.”
“In the Old Testament the rendering of the Hebrew word mamzer ', which means "polluted.”
“If the get is cancelled, she will be seen as legally still married to her first husband-- and the child will be considered a "mamzer" who, under Jewish religious law, is limited in who he or she can marry.”
“But HE made the SOB entirely sympathetic and you felt bad that this no-good-schmuck-mamzer was getting his comeuppance.”
“(A mamzer cannot marry within the Jewish community: Deuteronomy 23: 3; Shulhan Arukh, Even ha-Ezer).”
“In his responsum, Radbaz wrote that Simhah “exaggerated on the measures to be taken when writing that [the wifebeater] should be forced by non-Jews (akum) to divorce his wife ... because [if she remarries] this could result in the offspring [of the illegal marriage, according to Radbaz] being declared illegitimate (mamzer)” (part 4, 157).”
“The informants understood that lack of compliance with menstrual laws would produce a mamzer, an idea rejected by normative halakhah.”
“(“A mamzer shall not enter the congregation of the Lord” [Mishnah, Yevamot 8: 3; Mishnah, Kiddushin 3: 12]).”
“The stigma of mamzer serves as a powerful disincentive to any thought of disobedience.”
“A number of poskim have permitted the abortion of a mamzer either by claiming that his life is forfeit because the mother would have been liable for capital punishment upon being found guilty even while still pregnant or because of the great pain such a child would cause a repentant mother.”
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