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Rambam: Yesodei haTorah, Chapter 5

Kidush Hashem & Chillul Hashem

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Rambam: Yesodei haTorah, Chapter 5: Kidush Hashem & Chillul Hashem

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Jack Siegel Beth Samesh July 29, 2020

Can a person volunteer to get killed instead of everyone dying? Reply

Simcha Bart for July 29, 2020
in response to Jack Siegel:

Yes, they can. There is an incident the Talmud relates about the martyrs of Lod, Pappos, and Luliyanos, who gave themselves up to be martyred for the sake of the Jewish people. They falsely admitted to killing the king’s daughter in order to prevent the entire community being killed. The sages of the Talmud said that no one can share in their exalted reward in Heaven. Reply

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