Nov 072017

There are certain exceptions to the rule when false witnesses do not receive the punishment “that they tried to do to their brother.”  In those cases, they get lashes instead.  For example, if they testify about the status of a person (about a kohen that his father married a divorce) or that he killed accidentally and should go to the refuge city.  The gemara looks for the source that in these cases one doesn’t get the punishment “as he tried to do to his brother” and also looks for the source that one can derive the lashes punishment for these crimes.

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