Originally published 8/17/11, 7:19 pm.
Kitzur SA 184:9
Based upon Rema Cho"M 388:11
Paraphrasing Goldin Translation
«A person who is engaged in counterfeiting money ... Is a "rodeif" ... And should be warned to desist from his practice [lest he jeopardize the community]»
Q1 : If the counterfeiter is indeed deemed a rodeif, why should he even get hatra'ah? What are the Rema and the Kitzur SA teaching us?
Note: Rema adds "v'im eino mashgi'ach" , so we expect that sometimes the counterfeiter will heed that warning.
Q2: Do we have sources re: Pinchas and Zimri? IOW did Pinchas warn Zimri first?