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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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It says "animals" in verse 47. But if that's not enough for you, ibn Ezra clarifies that "animals" in verse 30 (which you translated "cattle") means animals not otherwise listed but "animals" in verse 47 means animals generally [i.e. including those listed in verse 30].


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When interpreting a pasuk, it is critical to understand the context. One important piece of this context is that there were local courts established in the gates of each town. Thus, in Devarim 16:12: שֹׁפְטִים וְשֹׁטְרִים תִּתֶּן לְךָ בְּכָל שְׁעָרֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר ה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ לִשְׁבָטֶיךָ וְשָׁפְטוּ אֶת הָעָם מִשְׁפַּט צֶדֶק: You shall set up ...


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He didn't Pasken. He did for himself what he knew to be correct. We find in Eiruvin 63 that a learned student may check the Shechita knife for his own usage although it is seen as an honor usually given to the local Rav. The Issur of Paskenning in front of a Rebbi is even by simple Halachos which can be found in a Sefer by anyone. It is obvious that you ...


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(Unfortunately, I don't have the direct sources in the Talmud on hand for the answer that follows. I'd appreciate people editing them in or providing them in the comments.) The gemara states that Hashem performed a חסד for Israel when the temple was destroyed, because the trait of דין demanded absolute justice through destruction of the people, while Hashem ...



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