Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Letting The Eidim Zomeimim Off The Hook

The gemara says that we don't kill eidim zomemim if the punishment on the accused has already been carried out "kaasher zomam" - vi-lo kaasher osoh. 

Fregt the velt: How come we don 't kill them for another reason - they are murderers for they carried out the death penalty as is the law for all witnesses. "Yad ho-eidim tihiyeh bo barishona lihamiso"?!