Nov 282017

How were the lashes administered?  What situations would provide enough embarrassment for the one getting the lashes that even if some of the lashes were given or in some cases, even if none were yet administered, one would already have fulfilled receiving the punishment?  Why was the whip made from a calf and a donkey?  An opinion is brought that one who is obligated to receive karet and then receives lashes for that sin, the lashes atone for one’s sin and the person will no longer receive karet.  The value of keeping mitzvot and not doing transgressions is discussed by a number of rabbis in various types of statements in the mishna.

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