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Which of the Two is the Murderer?

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Divine Code for November 23, 2022

Today: Page 308

Topic 1:3

A person is punishable for a capital sin only if he directly or indirectly caused the death of someone else.

If a second person speeds up or delays the process, he is the direct or indirect causer of the death of someone else and commits a capital sin. The first person is then not punishable for the capital sin of murder. But the person is certainly punishable by G-d.

Here, the Divine Code gives the example of a person being put in a well that someone fills with water. As long as the person has not drowned, it is not yet murder. If a second person speeds up or delays the filling of water and the person dies, he is the one who caused the death and is liable.

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Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners and intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.

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