Incest in the Bible refers to sexual relations between certain close kinship relationships which are prohibited by the Hebrew Bible. These prohibitions are found predominantly in Leviticus —18 and —21 , but also in Deuteronomy. Jewish views on incest are based on the biblical categories of forbidden relationships and have been subject to rabbinic interpretations in the Talmud. See also Forbidden relationships in Judaism. The Karaites reject the authority of Talmudic opinions and interpret the biblical prohibitions differently.
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Morality is often in the eye of the beholder, particularly when it comes to love and sex. Incestuous couples should be left alone to follow their own moral code. Incest cannot be successfully banned It is impossible to effectively ban incest. Couples have been engaging in the practice for centuries.
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In the United States , the legality of incest varies widely between jurisdictions regarding both the definition of the offense and penalties for its commission. In all but two states and the special case of Ohio, which "targets only parental figures" ,  incest is criminalized between consenting adults. In New Jersey and Rhode Island, incest between consenting adults 16 or over for Rhode Island, 18 or over for New Jersey is not a criminal offense, though marriage is not allowed in either state.