Leiby Kletzky and the Insanity Defense in Halachah

Does halachah recognize the insanity defense? How does halachah view the actions performed by people with severe mental illness?

Based on the popular book Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events by Dovid Lichtenstein, this sourcesheet was adapted for teens by Shaya First. Formatted and edited by Rachel First. Includes the tzuras hadaf for the quoted Gemaras.

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