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The weekly Torah portion of “Shoftim” (Deut. 16:18-21:9) contains laws and procedures of the Jewish court system, including the punishments given for violations of Jewish law.

In this webinar, Rabbi Enkin focuses on the controversial issue of capital punishment in Judaism.

Which courts were permitted to sentence to death and how common was it? How does Scripture view the death penalty and did it change in the Talmudic era?

What does the Torah say about lashes and jail sentences? Should Jews support or oppose capital punishment in the countries they live in nowadays?

Find out the answers to these and many other fascinating questions about this explosive issue.