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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora

16 - SEEKING TO PERSUADE AN ISRAELITE TO WORSHIP IDOLS


Deuteronomy 13:6-12 -- 6 "If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers, 7 of the gods of the people which are all around you, near to you or far off from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth, 8 you shall not consent to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him or conceal him; 9 but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. 10 And you shall stone him with stones until he dies, because he sought to entice you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 11 So all Israel shall hear and fear, and not again do such wickedness as this among you. 12 If you hear someone in one of your cities, which the LORD your God gives you to dwell in, saying”

In his “Mishneh Torah”, Maimonides counts the meisith and the madiach among the class of sinners to whom “the Holy One, blessed be He, does not give an opportunity to repent because of the enormity of their sins.”*

* Mishneh Torah, Mada, Hilchoth Teshubah IV, 1

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