Thursday, May 18, 2017

Torah Legal System: 2 or 3 Witnesses

There is a high standard for evidence in legal cases in the Torah. While eye-for-an-eye is a part of the Torah law, it is not a matter of vigilante justice or mobs, but it is a matter of the official legal system involving officially appointed judges, evidence, and cross-examination.

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[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Torah's justice system is most certainly righteous and absolutely civilized. I think normal people would agree with me that keeping a murderer on death row for 10 years and then executing him by questionable means is much less humane than quick stoning. Torah system proposes swift and severe punishments for some offences for a good reason - so that people would see and fear not to do these horrible things.

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