Some articles on penalty cases:
... the law of musmachim and they can judge penalty cases and are authorized to grant semichah to others ... sages bemoan semichah? So that the judgment of penalty cases wouldn't disappear from among Israel because Jews are so spread out that it's not possible to get their consent ... then he does not require their consent – he may judge penalty cases for everyone since he received semichah from beis din (rabbinical court) ...
Famous quotes containing the words cases and/or penalty:
“Only by being guilty of Folly does mortal man in many cases arrive at the perception of Sense. A thought which should forever free us from hasty imprecations upon our ever-recurring intervals of Folly; since though Folly be our teacher, Sense is the lesson she teaches; since, if Folly wholly depart from us, Further Sense will be her companion in the flight, and we will be left standing midway in wisdom.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal.”
—Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)