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Note the christian sources that claim that the Sanhedrin condemned the person to death could not have been telling the truth. The (untrustworthy) story in the christian mythology actually contain enough internal contradictions and statements to prove the Sanhedrin could not have been involved. As an example The Trial of Jesus points out that the three ...


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This is firstly a formulation problem. I will re-write the question with my own words. The main purpose of the Beth Din is to make justice. So, if Reuven has only 2 good witnesses, this should be enough. And we discover here an additional area of concern in Beth Din. What is this concern? This Concern is called "צריך לברר/אין צריך לברר". ...


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POINT BY POINT SUMMARY Sanhedrin 23b Explains that this is an argument discussing whether a litigant (Reuven) is able to join with a witness (David) in order to disqualify one of the pairs of witnesses that his opponent (Shimon) claims to have. If Shimon does have two pairs of witnesses, then even if one pair has been disqualified, the other pair is ...


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There is no contradiction between one and another. Israel is also called Ephraim. See for example Vaycra Rabba 2:1 and elsewhere: עשרה נקראו יקרים ואלו הן: התורה, והנבואה, והתבונה, והדעת, והסכלות, והעושר, והצדיקים, ומיתתן של חסידים, והחסד, וישראל. התורה מנין? שנאמר (משלי ג): יקרה היא מפנינים. הנבואה מנין? (ש"א ג'): ודבר ה' היה יקר בימים ההם. התבונה ...



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