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1. Kohanim putting out fingers 2. How to "instruct" a grudge bearer of his error 3. Typo in Halachah file
4. Payis instituted after the incident 5. Ramp Murder

hg asked:

besides ben Yehoyada...does anyone explain how this could have occured and what it meant?

hg, ny usa

The Kollel replies:

The Gemara itself says that the father's statement (along with the entire incident) teaches us the purity of the Beis Hamikdash was more important to them than killing. This was a horrible attitude. The Maharsha indeed links this with the Gemara which states that at the end of the second Beis Hamikdash period it was clear that murder was a big problem. I hate to say it, but this is comparable to someone pushing another person out of the way in order that he can have a better look at a certain renown Torah scholar. Sometimes people lose sight of the forest for the trees, and that is clearly what happened here.

Kol Tuv,

Yaakov Montrose