1- We spoke about the case of the fellow that ran away after being tied to the whipping post , then recaptured. The Beis Din must set him free because we consider his embarrassment of escaping enough of a punishment. (Nowadays escapees receive hero status…..)
Quoted the Hagahos Mai’munis about the fellow who was sentenced to receive lashes (not D’oiraisa) and the Beis Din-appointed lasher never showed up! So the Beis Din commuted his sentence.
2- Interesting Vort about Moshe Rabeinu running away from the snake. Rashi says that since he spoke ‘lashon hara’ he was liable to receive Malkus. In order to be relieved of this potential punishment he ‘ran away’.
3- We spoke about the Sereidei Aish and his remarks that the Soloveitchik family’s hero worship and adulation of their family greats is similar to that of the adulation of Chabadniks and Breslov…….
4- Our Gemara mentions the expression “Chasei’re Mado”. Meaning people with ‘weak intelligence’ – chosen to administer the Malkus.
We mentioned that the Alter Rebbe uses this expression in Tanya.
See here for a humorous misprint.
5- The Mishna explaining for a sin that also carries ‘Kareis’ and Malkus once the Malkus are given they are absolved of the Kareis.
Fundamental machlokes of the Rambam versus many others if the Malkus receiver needs to be repentant in order to receive a ‘kapara’ for the Koreis.
We spoke about how this fits with the Gemara in Yuma and Igeres Ha’Teshuva.
If one commits a sin [punishable by] excision or execution, repentance and Yom Kippur are tentative, so that the individual is not punished, and sufferings scour [i.e., they complete the atonement.]
6- The ‘Shana Tova card” sent by Dovid Hamelech to Naval. “Va’amartem Ko Lechai”.
A Gemar Chasima Tova.