Sunday, April 27, 2008

Crowd psychology


1. In capital cases, the Sanhedrin heard all of the evidence, asked any questions, and then met to deliberate.
2. Capital cases could not be decided on the same day the evidence was heard; the court was required to deliberate at least into the next day.

"If the entire court believes the defendant is guilty, the defendant is freed.

"Why? Because we have learned that we hold judgment until the next day in order to permit the judges to find merit for the defendant, and these judges will no longer be able to see merit for him."

(Talmud Bavli, Sanhedrin 17a)

Have a great day,

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