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yaakov September 8, 2016

death penalth There has been to many cases where the person executed was innocent...mainly the poor and minorities have met this fate...The society itself is the murderer..Very difficult to decide what to do.1 death sentence in 70 years..Talmud it says the court is not just.שלום Reply

Anonymous Milwaukee, WI September 1, 2011

capital punishment B"H
Those of us who oppose capitol punshment meted out by civil courts do not necessarily oppose it in a court of Jewish law.
I accept completely the idea that atonement for the murderer is achieved by the imposition of the death sentence. Nevertheless, a court who did so more than once in seven (or seventy) years was called a "bloody" court.
Our current civil courts are demonstrably unjust in their imposition of the death penalty, and it is very possible that some who were innocent have been killed. Reply

_ _ __ August 16, 2018
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When you talk about courts what region are you talking about there are countless courts in every country. Reply

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