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1)

Having already warned in Devarim (16:19) against perversion of justice, why does the Torah see fit to prohibit the taking of bribes?

1.

Rashi: Tsking bribes is forbidden even in order to judge truthfully.

2)

What are the ramifications of the rest of the Pasuk?

1.

Rashi: Irrespective of the caliber of the Dayan, once he accepts a bribe, his mind becomes warped, he forgets his learning and the light of his eyes becomes dim. 1

2.

Targum Onkelos: It makes the wise blind and perverts righteous words. 2


1

Inasmuch as they are unable to see the truth.

2

See Rashbam.

3)

What exactly does "vi'Yesalef Divrei Tzadikim" mean?

1.

Rashi, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It perverts the righteous words (judgments) of the Torah. 1


1

And causes the Dayanim to speak in a confused manner when judging (Targum Yonasan).

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