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Can/should anyone kill a mored b'malchut?

The way the Rambam describes it, it seems like it is strictly the prerogative of the king to determine whether such a person should be killed. H. Melakhim 3:8: כל המורד במלך, יש למלך רשות להורגו. ...
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Is a Jewish Queen allowable?

It's unclear. We don't initially appoint woman to be the queen. The Sifrei says on the mitzvah of appointing a king says מֶלֶךְ וְלֹא מַלְכָּה. The mitzvah is to appoint a king and not a queen. ...
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Was it a problem that every man did what was right in his own eyes before there was a King?

Most certainly not seen as a good thing. The passuk בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֔ם אֵ֥ין מֶ֖לֶךְ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל אִ֛ישׁ הַיָּשָׁ֥ר בְּעֵינָ֖יו יַעֲשֶֽׂה occurs twice towards the end of Shofetim (Judges) - 17:6 and ...
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Is it permissible to have multiple kings at the same time

Ramban touches on a lot of the points you're raising. He has a lengthy piece in Bereishis 49:10 where he essentially says that only kings descended from Yehuda are permitted to rule. He explains away ...
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Is it permissible to have multiple kings at the same time

Here are some relevant points to that question. I would imagine a strict halachic ruling (if there is one) would take into account these elements. Yeravam was informed by Achiyah Hashiloni that part ...
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Can/should anyone kill a mored b'malchut?

It seems from Sanhedrin 49a that someone who is considered a mored b'malchut can be killed by anyone. The the gemarah there it explains that Yoav was culpable for killing Amasa because Yoav thought ...
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Is there a special term for a King who is also a Rabbi?

No. The last Jewish kings were hundreds of years before the title "Rabbi" came into use and there was no equivalent title of Rabbi before that point as far as we know.
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Do me'ah rabbonim become a King?

Why would you think that 100 rabbonim “become a King”? The use of “heter meah rabbonim” is quite specific: to enable the remarriage of a man whose wife refuses to accept a get. So, no me'ah rabbonim ...
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Was Yehonatan a mored b'malchut?

One is not obligated -or allowed- to obey the king if his decree is against the Torah. (This is why Saul's servants refused to kill the priests of Nov.) As David was innocent, Saul's command did not ...
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Is it permissible to have multiple kings at the same time

The deposed, penultimate king of Judah retained his title of king, even after he was replaced by another king and the kingdom fell. This means that you don't stop being a king by stopping from being a ...
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Milchemes mitzvah in Shoftim according to Rambam

I believe Rambam is clear a to why they are in Sefer Hamitzvot, Mitzvah 187: היא שצונו להרוג שבעה עממין שישבו בארץ כנען ולאבדם, שהם שורש ע"ז ויסודם הראשון. והוא אמרו יתעלה החרם תחרימם. ובאר לנו ...
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