(Lashes), the fifth tractate in the order Nezikin
, discusses three separate topics: the first chapter concerns the laws of edim zomemim
(conspiring witnesses; Deut. 19:16-20) and the punishment meted out for their plotting; chapter two contains an exhaustive treatment of the circumstances under which an inadvertent murderer is banished to a city of refuge (Num. 35:6, 9-34; Deut. 19:2-13); and chapter three gives a list of offenses for which the penalty is flogging and describes the way in which the penalty is administered. The tractate ends with a famous teaching about the number of commandments in the Torah (613) and a well-known aggadic story in which Rabbi Akiva comforts his colleagues over the destruction of the Temple.
Solomon al-Nasser(?) (f. [1v])
Isaac ben Moses (f. [1v])
Joseph de Segovia (f. 2r)
A.M. Habermann, Ha-madpis daniyyel bombirgi u-reshimat sifrei beit defuso (Safed: The Museum of Printing Art, 1978), 65 (no. 136).
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