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It is a tremendous question! I have no idea but the Malbim seems to answer it in the following way ולכן ע''י שנכנע מפני לא אביא הרעה בימיו וע''י שלא נכנע מלפני אביא הרעה בימי בנו ולא תבוטל הגזרה בהחלט He points a difference between two types of submission. I understand this that he received mido keneged mido. His submission was an avoidment. An avoidment do ...


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Exodus 21:14 (Sefaria): וְכִֽי־יָזִ֥ד אִ֛ישׁ עַל־רֵעֵ֖הוּ לְהָרְג֣וֹ בְעָרְמָ֑ה מֵעִ֣ם מִזְבְּחִ֔י תִּקָּחֶ֖נּוּ לָמֽוּת׃ (ס) And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from Mine altar, that he may die. Ha'emek Davar commentary citing Ramba"m states that if there is no warning or sighting ...


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Yoav believed that grabbing on to the "horns" of the altar would provide him a sanctuary so that King Solomon would not kill him. The Judaica Press edition in the commentary on 1 Melachim 2:28 cites Makos 12a Our sages make note of Yoav's strange behavior. They conclude that Yoav made several miscalculations. He tool hold of the horns when only the ...



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