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There are two answers to this question both found in Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 157 seen here. First, see the Ramma who says that the type decree which necessitates giving up one's life is only a decree leveled against jews alone, עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל לְבַדָּם, not a decree which includes other people as well, as Shach #6 there explains. And as wiki says: ...


As was discussed previously, Deuteronomy Chapter 11 makes clear that in the desert, the Jews could do sacrifices wherever. However, once they were firmly settled in the land, G-d would pick one exclusive central point for sacrifices -- which we believe to be the Temple in Jerusalem. To bring a sacrifice anywhere else would be prohibited. For thousands of ...

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