If a woman drinks the sotah water and dies is her death considered a suicide since she would have known that drinking would kill her?

  • She deserves to die as an adulteress.
    – Double AA
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 19:59
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    @DoubleAA if someone who deserves to die actively participates in their own death, is it a suicide? If you can bring a raiyah either way you'll have a good answer Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 0:30
  • @rikitikitembo See Gil Student's article in Beit Yitzchak vol. 44 for sources on the topic.
    – Double AA
    Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 3:51
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    @rikitikitembo the Shelias Yaavetz Chelek 1:43 Amnam-in the middle holds of such an opinion hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=1408&st=&pgnum=81 ,I learnt this opinion from a shuir on abortion from Rav Glatstein,very interesting shitta which Rav Moshe spoke out very strong in his tshuva in Choshen Mishpat.
    – sam
    Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 5:10
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    Do we think she would drink it if she knows it will kill her? Perhaps she doesn't believe God will really punish, perhaps she doesn't think what she did qualifies as adultery, perhaps she is unlearned... Commented Jan 25, 2019 at 1:51


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