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I'm afraid I don't understand how 3) is a question. If anything, it seems to be the answer to 1) and 2). Which is to say: It is human nature for a man to defend his property even at risk of life. The ba bamachteres knows this and still pursues the theft. The assumption is that he would murder the homeowner if confronted. As such, the chidush is that he is ...


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Reb Elchonon asks, why are you not obliged to let the ba be'machteres steal your money in which case you won't have to kill him? He says, you are not obliged to let anyone steal your money. The fact that the resulting situation will result in death is not your problem. I.e. the halacha does not work backwards. You do not feed the end result into the input ...


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1) One is not obligated to kill a "רודף", when there are better ways to save the "נרדף" (for example, if you can save him by only harming the "רודף", then you must do so, instead of killing him). 2) The reason the gemara allows a person to kill a "בא במחתרת" (or at least, one is not punished if he does kill) is because "הבא להרגך השכם להורגו" - ...



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