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The mishna says הבועל ארמית קנאין פוגעין בו. This is a limited law for only one specific case of a sexual sin. The gemara limits further and says that one can only kill the perpetrators in the case where they are in the middle of the act and when the act is performed in public (as in the case of Pinchas). The Rambam brings this law in Mishneh Torah Sefer ...
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