Stand Your Ground vs. Duty to Retreat: Would Beis Din Have Convicted George Zimmerman?

Does a person have the right to stand his ground and attack a potential intruder in self-defense? Or must he retreat in the face of attack?

Would Beis Din have convicted George Zimmerman?

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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