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Ir miklat

Question:

What was the general atmosphere like in an ir miklat? Was it a normal city or was it a sad broken group of people? Were other people allowed to live there, or only the people who accidentally killed someone? For example, could an entire family move there with their relative who accidentally killed someone and had to go?

Answer:

An Ir miklat was a regular city, and regular people lived there, in fact some ofthe them were well known cities such as Shechem. However the people who accidently murdered were allowed to leave, whereas the exiled people weren’t. The man’s family was allowed to live withhim if they so wanted.

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