Yesterday, the Clinton Library released about 10,000 records, including an e-mail stating that according to "classical Jewish law" and a "Talmudic interpretation", President Clinton did not actually commit adultery during his sexual encounters with Monica Lewinsky, because she was single. The e-mail, sent by a member of Hillary Clinton's staff, claimed that "adultery", as defined by these Jewish sources, requires that both sexual partners are married, just not to each other. I had always thought that "adultery" requires only one of the two sexual partners to be married, but not to the other. For example, from Dictionary(dot)com:
1. voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse.The phrase "someone other...." does not distinguish between a married person and an unmarried person, and thus could refer to either one.
The revelation from the Clinton Library is not all that surprising. If someone can muddle up the definition of "is", doing the same for "adultery" would not be all that far-fetched.
Read the full story at the New York Post.