It’s the Thought that Counts – Or Is It?

We recently discussed the question of whether the status of רודף requires the intention to cause harm. About seven years ago, I came across the following: LAST WEEK’S RIDDLE How is it שייך that 2 people see a רודף about to attack but only one of them may kill the רודף? ANSWER In one of […]

Tempering Justice With Mercy

The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The thronèd monarch better than his crown. His scepter shows the force of temporal power, The […]