Rambam In-Depth I When Poverty Leads to Idolatry

What happens when poverty leads a Jew to sell himself into idolatrous service? Rabbi Greenberg examine the Jewish laws around this tragic case according to Maimonides' Mishneh Torah. We'll explore the disputes between Rambam and Tosafot on whether intent matters if the outcome further distances someone from Judaism. Can we redeem those who stray far from the path? How do we balance justice and mercy?

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