In this question, user3109 on the comment refers to certain Taz (Y.D. 179 S'4), that talks about self defense. It seems that there was a typo, and the source is incorrect.

Where does the Taz talks about self defense?


Could it be in Yoreh Deah 179:7 ?

The Taz writes there:

מותר לחבר שלא יזיקוהו. דאין לך דבר שעומד בפני פיקוח נפש משמע כאן דאם פיקוח נפש תלוי בעבירה שכשעושה עבירה יכול להנצל מותר לו לעשות כן מעצמו עבירה ההיא כמו הכא שעל ידי שעובר על לאו דחובר חבר מציל עצמו

  • Witchcraft is not self-defense... – Alaychem goes to Codidact May 24 '20 at 9:42
  • Fair point - I just applied the theory to mean that one can do an aveiro by hurting another person in order to save oneself which was what the earlier post asked - i.e. to act in self defense but not through killing only to hurt / incapacitate. – Dov May 24 '20 at 10:02
  • It also seems that it talks about life danger situation only. user3109 talked about non life threatening situation. – Alaychem goes to Codidact May 24 '20 at 11:24

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