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Was Stoning Still Officially Practiced? As the previous answers have already said, no, it appears that stoning was abolished around the time of Jesus' birth. Did It Still Happen Anyway? Sometimes, but the best attested case took place under special circumstances. The historian Josephus writes of an instance in which stonings occurred, probably around the ...


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Thank you Fred for sourcing it. The majority opinion in the Talmud is that a warning "this carries the death penalty" is sufficient, without specifying what method of execution. As Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's Living Torah puts it: Since it was not specified what must be done to him, they placed him under guard. The death penalty was specified (Exodus ...


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Yes this law applies to everyone, even the king of Israel, the kohen gadol, or a previously verified prophet--see Sefer Hachinuch 517. In fact, there is a specific prohibition not to fear executing a false prophet (Sefer HaChinuch 519). Actually, there are some who say that the death penalty applies only to someone who could plausibly have been a prophet, ...


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Apparently there is a confusion in this question. When we speak with words specific to the modern language, and innocently utilize such words to translate the Torah, appear a confusion. If an adultery between a young bride and a man is heterosexual, You can change the title as "Stoning the heterosexuals" In the Greek antic civilisation, the practice of ...


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The Mishna (Sanhedrin 8:1) says the the word "son" is used intentionally to exclude a daughter, in this case. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 69b-70a) says that while it would be reasonable to also punish a wayward daughter, it is a divine decree that it is not so.


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The law is exactly in accordance with the literal meaning of the verse in this case. "ונתנו אותו ביד גואל הדם" The Rambam codified this ruling in the halacha immediately following the halacha cited in @Danny Schoemann's now deleted response: רמב"ם הלכות רוצח ושמירת הנפש א:ב ‏ מִצְוָה בְּיַד גּוֹאֵל הַדָּם [לַהֲרֹג אֶת הָרוֹצֵחַ] שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (במדבר ...


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Sanhedrin 81b (Art Scroll 81b1 and 81b3 and note 34) Bais Din could imprison him and feed him in such a way that his stomach bursts. This allows the Bais Din to handle murderers when we do not have two witnesses. We also see with Dovid and Shlomo Hamelech that the king had extrajudicial power to execute someone because of moreid bemalchus.


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במקום שיש חילול השם - אין חולקין כבוד לרב - "In an instance where there is desecration of G-d's name, we don't allot honor to a Rabbi". Humans who have debased themselves to the levels of animals (including the ben sorer umoreh) and have committed capital crimes are judged by the Torah as having forfeited to some degree their right to a certain level of ...


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The עיקר תוי"ט on Mishna 9:5 in Sanhedrin (the one you quoted) brings a verse to explain why he deserves to be put to death; because he doesn't care about his life. דגברא בר קטלא הוא בידי שמים, וקרובי הוא דלא מקרב קטלי'. וכיון דקא מוותר ליה לנפשיה לעבירות של כרת, מקרבים ליה לקטלה עלויה. ורמיזא בקרא דכתיב תְּמוֹתֵת רָשָׁע רָעָה (תהילים ל"ד:כ"ב). ...


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It wasn't the Beis Din who locked up the Mekoshesh, it was the people who saw. Another point is that the rule is when two laws conflict, it is actually the positive command that prevails. עשה דוחה לא תעשה. But more importantly, this is not a conflict. A conflict is when two laws happen to clash. This is a case where a specific rule exists inside the ...


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Seder Olam, 29 seems to present a reason when states that they were the ones who had written accusations against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem in Ezra 4:6.


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The question which I decided to answer (this is how I interpreted the intention of its author), is if a global ban, called "...nor put a stumbling-block before the blind..." (Leviticus 19, 14)is considered as if the 'placer' makes this himself (indifferently that its action had the effect that the other fault or not). It is a question about "ולפני עיוור ...


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the torah is quite clear that sex between two males is a capital offense incurring stoning. it's not an exaggeration. though stoning is not like the islamic version of stoning. the talmud derives to chose a more humane version which is to be pushed off a high platform as explained in tractate sanhedrin. in the time of moshiach there will be no yetzer hara ...


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I have a theory of why this method of execution is described. My theory is that the point of this Gemara is to provide an extreme example of the extent of the Sanhedrin's authority. The Gemara does not say that "this is what must be done to these people" but rather says that "this is what may be done" Below is an article detailing a gruesome method of ...


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Rambam, Laws of one who Injures or Damages, 2:7: ז המבעית את חברו--אף על פי שחלה מן הפחד, הרי זה פטור מדיני אדם; וחייב בדיני שמיים: והוא שלא נגע בו, אלא כגון שצעק מאחוריו או נתראה לו באפילה וכיוצא בזה. וכן אם צעק באוזנו, וחירשו--פטור מדיני אדם; וחייב בדיני שמיים. אחזו, ותקע באוזנו וחירשו, או שנגע בו, ודחפו בעת שהבעיתו, או שאחז בבגדיו וכיוצא בדברים ...



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