Rambam says in Melakim uMilkhamot:

וְאֵין לַמֶּלֶךְ רְשׁוּת לַהֲרֹג אֶלָּא בְּסַיִף בִּלְבַד

The King may only execute by sword

What's the source for Rambam's codification? Does this hold today?

  • "Does this hold today?" We don't have a king today... Commented 3 hours ago


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