1. We spoke about Reb Elchonon’s explanation that Eidim Zomemin don’t necessarily get what would have happened to the defendant, rather they get what Beis Din would have Pasekned. For example, if the witnesses claim that the defendant stole something, even though -had the verdict been carried out- the Bais Din would have sold the defendant as a slave (because of lack of money), the false witnesses would only have to pay money.
This is because the verdict of Beis Din would have been “pay money”. The selling the defendant as a slave is only a result of his lack of funds.
2- Attached is the famous letter of Reb Elchonon about Yeshiva University and other “Torah u’Mada” institutions.
3- We mentioned, that we all assume, that the money paid by Eidim Zomemin goes to the defendant.
In reality there is no clear indication of this anywhere in Shas!
The first to question this assumption was Reb Eliezer of Metz, France who was a Tosafist, a student of Rabbeinu Tam and author of the Sefer Yerayim.
See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliezer_ben_Samuel
In Hebrew: http://www.daat.ac.il/encyclopedia/value.asp?id1=1592
His Sefer in various editions: http://beta.hebrewbooks.org/home.aspx?title=%u05E1%u05E4%u05E8%20%u05D9%u05E8%u05D0%u05D9%u05DD&auth=&ocr=&sort=0#gsc.tab=0
See the attached PDF of the Yireim who brings up this question and proclaims that until someone shows him differently he thinks the Eidim can give the money to Bais Din and they can distribute it to whoever they or he would like. See the commentary on the side.
In the footnotes, Reb Yerucham Perla* also tries to answer the Yerayim’s question.
* Rav Yerucham Fishel Perla (1846-1934). Born in Warsaw in 1846 and studied under Rav Yehoshua Leib Diskin in Lomza and under Rav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik.While he was still young, he was offered prestigious rabbinates, including in Lublin and Krakow, but he turned them down so he could continue his studies. He is known for his encyclopedic commentary to the Sefer Hamitzvos by Rav Saadiah Gaon. Editor
Yiraim about who the money goes to
Reb Elchonon YU PDF