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Mini-Chabura, daf 76: Limitations on Liability for Murder

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I. Three salient characteristics of tying a person in the sun: 1) he will surely die; 2) the sun is present while he is being tied; 3) the process of heatstroke has already begun. When the third is absent, is the murderer still liable? Also, what defines the "beginning" of a process? II. Can an inevitable consequence of my actions still be considered a grama?

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    1. Title: Correction
      Author: Ephraim Meth ,

      I asked a doctor about how heatstroke works, and he explained that the body is constantly generating heat, and constantly dispelling heat. Hence, the process of death from heatstroke cannot simply begin when the temperature rises above 98.6. Rather, heatstroke begins when the body exhibits dangerously abnormal symptoms. Similarly, the process of starvation does not begin as soon as one stops eating. It begins when the body begins to exhibit abnormal symptoms, such as breaking down muscle tissue for energy.

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