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In Israeli law[edit]

Has this any standing in actual Israeli law? Would it (to any extent) be usable as a defense? If so (or even if not), please note this. MadMaxDog 10:07, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, quite possibly you're allowed to kill someone who's about to murder someone else (I'm pretty sure that's true in many countries), but I don't think this is an area where religious law has much influenced Israeli law. The din rodef was unknown to most without heavy Talmudic education until it acquired this political edge; it's a fairly minor law because, of course, it's rarely applicable unless you extend it to stuff like giving away land. I'm about 99.9997% sure that it can't be used to justify political assassinations under Israeli law, given that Amir is in prison. —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 04:05, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Sanhedrin link[edit]

Can anybody explain why this link [] is considered unreliable source and was removed? What is reliable source for English language Talmud?--Magabund 00:26, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

John Hagee section removed[edit]

I have removed the section of this article about American pastor John Hagee ([1]), as it appeared to be entirely unrelated to the subejct of the article: as far as I can tell, he has never used the word 'rodef' or referred to this concept of Jewish law. That controversy was on a different subject entirely. Robofish (talk) 19:24, 18 May 2011 (UTC)


Amos Gitai's film, "Rabin: The Last Day" mentions the Russian revolutionary leader Trotsky in this connection, as one who deemed a "rodef." Is this true? Do you have information about who may have designated Trotsky a rodef? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:51, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

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