What's the reference for the line in the talmud that is about a Jewish apostate being put into a pit?

I know that it gets brought down later in the RAMBAM and Shulchan Aruch.

How are we supposed to understand Rambam's Rotzeach uShmirat Nefesh 4:10?


You might be thinking of Avoda Zara 26b

אבל המינין והמסורות והמומרים היו מורידין ולא מעלין

But the heretics, and the informers, and the apostates [vehameshummadim] are lowered into a pit, but not raised out of it.

For the Rambam see MT Rotzeach uShmirat Nefesh 4:10, and for Shulchan Aruch see CM 425:5.

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    Hilarious that they uncensored it only in English :)
    – Double AA
    Dec 7 '21 at 13:23
  • Yes this is interesting. I checked the paper version of the Steinsaltz gemara and it has the uncensored text on both the Aramaic and English side
    – mbloch
    Dec 8 '21 at 14:30

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