Are you permitted to have premarital sex in Judaism?

According to an article by Professor Tzvi Zohar of Bar Ilan University, which has aroused fervent debate in religious Zionist circles, the answer is yes, but only if the relationship is based on mutual respect and the woman immerses herself in a mikve [ritual bath].

The better question is, who didn’t already know that? Isn’t that, like, the first question every BT asks?