- The Death Penalty
- Moshe Ben-Chaim
- Question: I'm a young African man from Botswana. Recently a
white woman was sentenced to death (by hanging) and this caused great
commotion among many especially the west.The sentence was not the
first one, but it was the first time a white person was sentenced to
death. could the Rabbi please illuminate me on the Torah's stance on
the death penalty. Your personal views (or any other notable views you
know of are welcome) thanks
- Mesora: Death is meted out
according to severe infractions against God's word as defined by the
Torah and the Rabbis of the Talmud. We don 't kill based on man's
estimation of when life should be over. Go created life, and therefore
is the Only One Who may determine when life should be terminated.
Man's fabrication of even the best law systems must be lacking by
definition of the fact that man's intelligence is limited.