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August 14, 2018
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
When can a witness’s new medical condition help the condemned walk away free?
יַ֣ד הָעֵדִ֞ים תִּֽהְיֶה־בּ֤וֹ בָרִאשֹׁנָה֙ לַהֲמִית֔וֹ וְיַ֥ד כָּל־הָעָ֖ם בָּאַחֲרֹנָ֑ה וּבִֽעַרְתָּ֥ הָרָ֖ע מִקִּרְבֶּֽךָ׃
Let the hands of the witnesses be the first against him to put him to death, and the hands of the rest of the people thereafter. Thus you will sweep out evil from your midst.
From here the Talmud learns that if the witness loses a hand then the condemned walks away a free man.
This is because the witness must take part in the execution process.
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