Interesting ...That was six years ago. Tuesday night, John Allen Muhammad was finally executed. I've always been opposed to capital punishment, and I remain so. Yes, Jewish scripture lists many crimes punishable by death, but the rabbis who later interpreted those passages couldn't fathom that this is what God would have wanted. So they made it even more difficult to execute a person under Jewish law than it is under U.S. law. One sage suggested that a rabbinic court that executes one criminal every 70 years is a bloody court. Jewish law accepts capital punishment in principle, but rejects it in practice.
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