Posts tagged Death Penalty

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Deuteronomy 11:26 to 16:17 Moses presents a lengthy list of laws to the people. Many of the laws involved the death penalty for crimes where the sentence was rarely, if ever, carried out. Why weren’t these punishments given? Why are they even specified in Torah? “See, this day I set before you blessing and curse: […]

Emor – Torah In Haiku

  ​ A blasphemer killed … But we do not know his name … Only his mother’s ——- Near the end of Emor, we learn that the punishment for blasphemy was death by stoning: Lev 24:16 – “He who blasphemes the name of G-d shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone […]

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