Sunday, 12 November 2017

makkot 7

the path to exile begins by going down. & if you want a 2nd chance, then go up 

(exile is the punishment for unintentional murder, but one is only exiled if one has caused death by a downward motion. This is contrasted earlier in the page about the accused flee after the verdict but before execution. If they go from Eretz Israel to outside, no need for a retrial if the original witnesses are known. If go to Israel, then do need to do a retrial. And thus setting a pattern of perpetrators running to Israel for mercy...)

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