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I could read your question in one of two ways - how do we punish the Eidim Zomimin, or why do we punish them as we do, since it's already Ka'asher Asah - and so I'm going to try to answer both in one shot. Mishnah in Makkos 2a (translation that follows is my own free translation; the brackets are my own addition to help understand the Mishnah): "How are ...


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We must not accuse written Torah, much less God, of being misleading. The sages have endeavored throughout history to do the following: 1) Make clear what is obscure 2) Judge in matters of discrepancy. 3) Discern the wisdom behind the judgements provided in written Torah, And apply this wisdom in cases and situations not specifically addressed in written ...



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