Pisqa’ 151

Pisqa’ 1511


“The hand of the witnesses shall be the first at him,

to execute him” (Dt.17:7).

Thus, it is required that

the witnesses execute him.2

How do I know that

if he doesn’t die at

the hand of the witnesses,

he may be put to death at

the hand of any other person?

The Teaching states:

“And the hand of all

the people afterwards”3 (Dt.17:7).

“And you must expunge this evil from your midst” (Dt.17:7)—

that is, expunge the evil-doers from Israel.4

  1. H:189; JN2:16
  2. //Sifre Nu. 114.
  3. //M. San.6:4; Sifre Nu 114
  4. Cf. Pisqa’ 86.1, 155.1, 187.3, 220.2, etc